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This picture shows the leadership of the 371st Fighter Group in 1945, probably just after the end of the war in Europe. Back row, left to right: Maj Robert L. Read, Maj Anthony J. Leone, Lt Col Frank P. Duggan (Executive Officer), Maj Douglas T. Hughes (Adjutant) and Capt Max Talent. Sitting: Maj John O. Daniels (406th Fighter Squadron Commander), Lt Col Alonzo C. Wright, Jr. (previous) 404th Fighter Squadron Commander Oct 1944 – May 1945), Lt Col William P. McBride (404th Fighter Squadron Commander), Col Bingham T. Kleine (Commander, 371st Fighter Group), Lt Col Philip E. Bacon, Jr. (previous 406th Fighter Squadron Commander (Sep to Oct 1944) and Deputy Commander for the group (Oct 1944 to May 1945)), and Lt Col Gavan C. Robertson, Jr. (405th Fighter Squadron Commander). (The Story of the 371st Fighter Group in the E.T.O.)

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