Trained with group and went
to England with Group on U.S.S. Thurston in
September 1943. Landed in Glasgow, Scotland. Went directly to East Wretham (S.W . of Norwich) and established the 359th Fighter
Group (368,369 and 370 F.S.) 8th Air
Force. Made our debut in combat on 13 December 1943 equipped with P-47 D-6. E.