A collection of historic pictures from the Eighth Air Force 357th Fighter Group. A group consisting of the 362nd, 363rd, and 364th Fighter Squadrons.
United States Army Air Forces 357th Fighter Groups during World War II.
Over the course of World War II the U.S Army Air Forces activated 114 fighter groups. Among these fighter groups, a select few stood out as elite units. The 357th Fighter Group held one of these outstanding combat records, in just over a year of combat 42 pilots would achieve ‘acedom’. Nicknamed “The Yoxford Boys” after a village near their base in Leiston, UK, the 357th boasted the most air-to-air combat victories of any P-51 group in the Eighth Air Force