WWII Veterans of the 412th Fighter Squadron, 373rd Fighter Group, 9th Air Force, USAAF

412th Wolf insignia courtesy of Bruce Lowell and Bob Colangelo


McCarthy's Pilots

"Cappy" Bates

2 E/A claimed


George Cooper

4 E/A claimed


Paul DeHart

15 E/A claimed


Norbert Polanski

8 E/A claimed


Gayle Grim

8 E/A claimed


Al Hagg

8 E/A claimed


Hank Hodek

4 1/2 E/A claimed


Glen Noyes

3 E/A claimed


Click on photo to be redirected to Dennis Hayman's remembrance of his Uncle Bill

Dave Kempple



Bill Williams

1 1/2 E/A claimed


Carroll Wooge



Bill Miller

1 E/A confirmed

KIA Christmas Day, 1944

(a rememberance)


  These young pilots, just a few of the 412th Squadron, were responsible for 55 enemy aircraft destroyed or damaged, in addition to tanks, rails and convoys. Allied ground forces loved them and by their efforts and other brave men like them, Western Europe was restored to peace.  
  These photos courtesy of Jim McCarthy's photo album.  


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last update: 12 Nov 04