Thanks to Glenn for contributing these photographs from his father’s collection. They are deal with the 6th Fighter Squadron, 1st Air Commando Group. If anyone can identify some of the other men in these photographs, do let me know.
The Glenn Goldsher Collection
Unidentified member of the 6th Squadron poses in front of “Bar-Fly” with an M1 carbine.
Unidentified ground crewmen of the squadron gather in front of the unit’s latest mount, a new P-51D Mustang, circa 1945.
In 1944, the Chindits would get their own private air force – the American 1st Air Commando Group, an equally dashing formation filled with unconventional types. One admiring British officer, Captain Griffin, would call the group an “extraordinary [flying] circus.” (US Air Force).