P-47  "JUG"
  Men of the 412th Fighter Squadron of the United States Army Air Corps are much today as they were in the 1940's, ordinary American citizens.  They were called upon to do the extraordinary, liberate Europe and free the world of tyranny.  That they did, unconditionally.  Some paid the supreme sacrifice in a single moment of bravery.  Others have paid throughout their lives by living with the internalization of horrid experiences and emotions.  They have lived the horrors of war for you.  They are your husbands, your brothers, your dads, your granddads, your uncles, your friends.  They are the 412th Fighter Squadron!  
From the 412th archives:

Brief Overview - Colonel Frederick C. Bealke, Jr.
Brief History of 146th (373d) Fighter-Bomber Group - 1943-1956
Unit History from Activation to Arrival in E.T.O. - Capt. Richard H. Nash
Unit History from Arrival E.T.O. to 30 April 1944 - Capt. Richard H. Nash
Bodenplatte 1 Jan 1945 - Col. Frederick C. Bealke Jr.
Battle Honors- 31 May 1945 Citation by Major General Weyland
412th Fighter Squadron Aircraft Claims - 20 Apr 1944 through 20 Apr 1945
Pilot Losses   
MACR 7171
MACR 8518
373rd Operations Reports   
412th Encounter Reports     
Dongelberg Orphanage

Photo Album
The "Jug"
Orphanage Connection
Other Links of Interest

412th Insignia


last update: 27 March 2012


412th Squadron patch image courtesy of Bruce Lowell and Bob Colangelo.