website is respectfully dedicated to the memory of the
56th Fighter Group and its associate support groups. In
the skies over Europe during 1943-1945 the 56th established
itself as the USAAF's top fighter group and created a
legacy that will never be surpassed. The intention is
to make this site the definitive online record of the
56th, in such a way that will appeal to veterans, historians,
modellers, and students of the "Mighty Eighth"
and the air war in Europe in general.
you to everybody who has contributed to this site from
the time when it was just an idea deep in the mind of
a 56th FG historian and fan, to the point it's reached
today. The site is still very much in its infancy and
will grow over time. Special mention at this point must
go to Kate Moore for her fabulous design skills and endless
patience in putting this together.
you to all the 56th veterans and their relatives for
their messages and support of this site.
Everyone at the Halesworth Airfield Memorial Museum
for their friendship and support in my research endeavours.
Zachary Baughman at EAA for allowing me to use
the Timeless Voices Interviews.
special thank you to Peter Randall of Little Friends
for his support, encouragement, and expert advice on hosting
an 8th Air Force related website right from Day 1 of this
and relatives of the 56th, this is YOUR website. If you
have any memories, scanned documents or photographs etc
that you would like to display on the site please contact
us. Any items sent to this site will automatically
be passed on to the 56th Fighter Group Museum at Halesworth
to be added to their archives.