368th Fighter Group
Welcome to the official site of the
368th Fighter Group Association
The History of the 368th Fighter Group
Group Headquarters,
Staff Sections, &
Supporting Units
Group & Squadron pages include Photo Albums with hundreds of photos.
Dedicated to the brave men that served with and supported the 368th Fighter Group.
We must never forget the sacrifices made to protect our freedom and to free the people of Europe.
Thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten.
"Nulli Secundus!"
395th Fighter Squadron
"Panzer Dusters"
396th Fighter Squadron
"Thunder Bums"
397th Fighter Squadron
"Jabo Angels"
368th Fallen Brothers
368th Fighter Group Web Pages
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368th Aerial Victories
368th Nose Art &
Aircraft Profiles
The P-47
Gun Camera Film
The History Channel program
Dogfights featured 368th FG pilot
George Sutcliffe
Webmaster 368th FG Association
TSgt Kenneth Kik, USAFR Retired
Grandson of "Panzer Duster" Pilot
Captain Richard Kik Jr
368th Combat Record,
Awards & Decorations
368th History &
Ballad of the 368th Fighter Group
Gerald M. Hanson

These brave young men came from near’ every state,
to save the free world from terror and hate.
Leaving their loved ones at home to worry and wait,
they joined the Fighter Group numbered three sixty-eight.

They headed for war with courage and their skills,
to battle the Axis powers that outlawed freedom and free will.
Back in the states they prayed to the Almighty up in Heaven,
He answered their prayers with the P-47.

The pilots, they were dauntless whenever they flew,
entrusting their safe return to both God and Ground Crew.
They wreaked havoc and hell from the wild blue yonder,
flying tight in formation in their trusted fighter/bombers.

When planes didn’t return it was part of the high cost,
the price of our freedom paid, by those injured and lost.
We thank our Greatest Generation, who fought ‘till the war was won,
like the 368th Fighter Group, it was always “Second to None”.
Bridge Busters!
The 368th FG led the 9th AF with
33 destroyed & 44 damaged.
If you have any questions, comments, or items you would like to submit to our site;
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Our YouTube Channel with
Combat film from
368th FG Pilots.
An area dedicated to those
who gave the ultimate
sacrifice for our freedom.
The 368th FG is the top
scoring 9th AF Thunderbolt
Detailed pages with information on
production, serial numbers,
armament & power plant
Did you know the 368th FG
logged 45,390 combat hours
in the air?
What was the 368th FG
doing on this date back
during the war?
Second to None:
The History of the 368th Fighter Group
4th Edition Hardcover
by Dr. Timothy M. Grace
Click here to order the 4th Edition

Click here for information about our book.
368th Fighter Group in print
Honor Thy Father
by Kenton L. Baughman

Biography of Loyd L. Baughman of Longton, Kansas,
P-47 armorer in the 396th FS, 368th FG.  
Written by his son Kenton L. Baughman.

260 Pages

Click here to purchase from lulu.com
The 368th Fighter Group Association promotes these items to educate and honor.  We do not profit from the sales.
Hey, I'm Not Dead Yet
by Rupert B. Maxwell

The life story of Rupert B. Maxwell. P-47
Pilot and POW with the 368th FG; 396th

Rupert tells his life long stories is this
wonderful and inspirational book.

428 Pages

Click here to purchase from lulu.com
ALG A-3 Cardonville
Then & Now
368th Fighter Group in Action!
Into the War
England Jan 1944
- June 1944
Occupation Duty
May 45 - Aug 46
Invasion &
Normandy ALG's
June 44 - Aug 44
368th Fighter Group Historian and
Author Dr. Tim Grace holding the
3rd edition hardcover version of
"Second To None"
Ardennes to Victory
Jan 45 - May 45
Breakout to
The Bulge
Aug 44 - Jan 45
368th Fighter Group Association News & Notes
Silent Voices from the Past Series
by Kenton L. Baughman

A record of the men who served with the 368th Fighter Group in 4
volumes.  Click on th link below or book cover to order from Lulu.com

368th Fighter Group Headquarters
395th Fighter Squadron
396th Fighter Squadron
397th Fighter Squadron
The 1st Edition printing was a 541 page trade paperback published in 2006, if you're lucky you might find one on Ebay or Amazon.
The 2nd Edition was a 544 page blue hardcover in honor of the 397th Fighter Squadron "Jabo Angels" published in 2008.
The 3rd Edition was a 554 page red hardcover in honor of the 395th Fighter Squadron "Panzer Dusters" published in 2013.
The 4th Edition is a 554 page yellow hardcover in honor of the 396th Fighter Squadron "Thunder Bums" published in 2016
and is available as a very limited edition.  
Each edition features updated information and photos.
368th FG Library and
Document Warehouse
368th FG Gun Camera Film
Recently uploaded a great gun
film compilation from 22 different
368th FG pilots to our
site.  Film includes 6-7June44 and
3Sept44 missions + aerial combat.
Angela Kik, Marge Grace, Tim Grace and Kenneth Kik
368th FG Reunion in Kalamazoo, MI
The program I use will no longer be supported for uploads - we're due a refresh anyway
Due to the amount of information and 700+ photos this may take a couple months to complete
The site may be down for a short period and not all content will be available until completion
Thank you for your patience in this process!  

Get the newest 368th book!
Written by 397th FS Crew Chief Danny Mast
From The Bronx to the "Bulge" and Beyond:
Dan Mast, The Story of His Life
Click here to order from Amazon
On Day 9 of the Battle of the Bulge, 2nd Lt. Donald N Evans was shot down behind
enemy lines. Defying odds, he survived bailing out of his P-47 fighter plane seconds
before it crashed. He limped and crawled through the snow-covered Ardennes Forest
until after dark,  trying to find a way back to the American front lines. Lost, cold, and
hungry, Don spent Christmas Eve huddled under a pine tree, wondering if he'd ever see
his family again. Ahead lay capture by Nazi SS Troops, a 200-mile forced march, near
starvation, abuse by guards, and internment in a German POW camp. His will to
overcome nearly insurmountable odds is inspiring. That he actually did so is a miracle.
A World War II Story of Love, Friendships, Courage, and Survival
by Kenneth Evans
An incredible book about 397th FS, 368th FG pilot Don Evans
Click here to order from Amazon.com