Membership & Links

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You may address any Membership questions to the Association Treasurer:
John Jannazo:

Or the Association Commander:
Tony Asterita:


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Bob Richardson is the author of “The Jagged Edge of Duty”, a recently published book about P-38 aircrews in World War II.  His particular focus is on the 49th and would be of interest to our members.


The World War II fighter-pilot story

On the very first day of the invasion of Sicily, three months into his combat career, Allan Knepper flew his P-38 Lightning fighter in a squadron sent out to sweep the island and interdict German ground targets. Retreating German infantry unexpectedly pounded the American flyers. Knepper was one of two shot down; he was never found. Knepper’s story is the story-in-microcosm of thousands of American fighter pilots in World War II. Richardson recounts Knepper’s experiences from training through combat and uses them to discuss the aircraft, tactics and doctrine, training, base life, and aerial combat of the war. This is the intimate account of one pilot at war, but also the anatomy of the fighter-pilot experience in World War II.

Bob Richardson will be with us at the reunion where the books will be for sale.

This book is also available at these retailers:


Barnes & Noble


Web Links

Below are Links to other sites that are 49th Fighter Squadron related, or are otherwise interesting

Virtual Tour of National Museum USAF at Wright-Patterson

National Museum of World War II Aviation

P-38 National Association & Museum

Smithsonian Air & Space Museum

0787 The Cornfield Bomber – The Six that wouldn’t die

Vietnam Memorial Wall Search

World War II – The Pacific (over 100 pictures)

“Ruff Stuff” P-38 site

Together We Served

If you have a site that you feel would be of interest to our viewers, please send it to my attention for consideration for this page.