After training in Hawaii he was sent with others as a replacement to the 318th Fighter Group stationed at Saipan in the Mariana's; the 318th Fighter Group P47N were transferred to Ie Shima where they flew escort for the big boys who were in B29's, B24's and on occasions the
smaller bomber fleets and were also used for
skip bombing, dive bombing, strafing and
napalm, ground work along the China Coast,
Korea, Kyusha and Honshu.