366th Fighter Group Association



Distinguished Unit Citation
11 July 1944

Citation courtesy of the Air Force Historical Research Agency

Tiger Tank

Pilots from the 366th Fighter Group inpecting one of the Pzkpfw. V Panther tanks destroyed by the Group on 11 July 1944. Pilots from left to right: Lt. H.W. Collins, Joe Richmond and Paul Barrel. The officer on the right is unidentified.

The pilots involved in the action undoubtedly received recognition.  At least one, !st Lieutenant Iley C. Gaar received a Distinguished Flying Cross.  We have been able to locate a copy of the General Order (676k) awarding the DFC to Lt. Gaar which describes a bit more detail of the action involved.

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