9FS WWII Unit History
Read the 9th Fighter Squadron Reports: 1941 - 1945
See Maps of
9FS Humpty Doo campsite
Flying Knights Photo Galleries
D. ALBER shares his yearbook:
New Guinea Theatre in World War II
J. SPARKMAN shares his photo collection
starting in New Guinea in 1943 to Okinawa 1945
The Reading Room
A list of new and old books, plus feature articles about
the 9FS, and the 49FG during WWII
NEW BOOK LISTING!
Top Mustang Ace
by Joe Noah and Samuel L. Sox, Jr.
George E. Preddy, Jr. was one of the original
'Humpty Doo' 49ers to land in Australia and join the
9th Pursuit Squadron.
Visit The Flying Knights Photo History
book icon! See this exclusive bonus at this website.
Memory Book info - 49th Fighter Control Squadron.
Fighters at Humpty Doo
is a true story, with some minor embellishments, of the early 9FS at
Darwin, 1942. It was written for publicity in Air Facts magazine,
November 1942, by Lucien Hubbard, then Army correspondent, to boost
U.S. morale. The identities of the pilots are true, but due to
censorship during the war, their exact squadron and location was
altered by the author, therefore the 9FS was referred to as
"Fighters of Humpty Doo" in the states.
MORE HUMPTY DOO PHOTOS submitted by Sam L. Sox, Jr (co-author of
'George Preddy - Top Mustang Ace'. Credits to Preddy Memorial
Foundation, Joe Noah, and I.B. 'Jack' Donalson.
Last Days in Japan
Some last scenes of remaining 9FS at Okinawa & Atsugi,
plus the 9FS unofficial mascot.
See the 9th Fighter Squadron WWII lineage,
plus insignia modifications.
Many photos with captions submitted from:
Mrs. Pascalis, Ken Clark, Ralph Wandrey, Les Nelson,
Bud Tiffany, Warren Fowler, Harold
Robert David, Ernie J. Ambort.
plus 9FS articles of interest.
49th GROUP PHOTOS
Fighter Group Bulletin Board
Post a message on the 49th Fighter Group Bulletin Board.
Includes all 3 fighter squadrons:
7th FS, 8th FS, 9th FS Bulletin Boards.
Notice: Richard G. Voss, 8FS
Seeking information regarding Lt Harold H. Thorson,
Nelson D. Flack, Jr. and Joel D. Thorvaldson
49th Fighter Wing Today
7th - 8th - 9th Fighter Squadrons still going strong!
F117-A photos, plus see 'The Wall'.
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