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Does any one know of good resource for photos of 12th AAF night fighter units or history, looking for photos of aircraft to see markings . My grandfather was either 415th or 416th in manitence . I have a few photos from books, just wandering if there are any experts on the forum that could help me out .

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Caseloadr,

 

There hasn't been a lot written on the MTO Nightfighter squadrons. If you haven't seen it, I recommend "Queen of the Midnight Skies" by Ronal C. Harrison and Gary Pape. It details the USAAF night fighter program from the P-70 through lend-lease Mosquitos and Beaufighters to the P-61 as the ultimate WWII nightfighter. Definitely worth picking up!

 

Jon

In memory of 1LT Julius C. Goldman, XO of F/330th, 83rd Infantry Division 1944-45.

Looking for ETO/MTO P-47 and Tactical Reconnaissance Unit photographs and any items associated with WWII Jewish fighter pilots.

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Does any one know of good resource for photos of 12th AAF night fighter units or history, looking for photos of aircraft to see markings . My grandfather was either 415th or 416th in manitence . I have a few photos from books, just wandering if there are any experts on the forum that could help me out .

Try posting your inquiry over on this site, ArmyAirForces.com they have a good variety of Night Fighter info I believe , good luck !

If you have a photo of him wearing an emblem this would help , The 415th NFS has Donald Duck in his night shirt/cap holding up a candle holder and carrying a shotgun, he's walking on a cloud in a night sky w/moon/stars. The 416th Is the grim reaper in cape pointing with finger, w/an owl holding a 50 cal tommy gun on a night sky moon/star background. You've probably already seen these if you have the Queen of the Midnight Sky " book .

Johnny

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