Dedicated to all members of the
318th Fighter Group
World War II - Pacific Theater
The 318th flew P47D's off carriers in the invasion of Saipan. Strikes were made on Guam, Tinian, Rota, Truk and Iwo Jima. From Ie Shima, strikes were made on Okinawa and Kyushu, Japan. The 318th continued their tour until the end of the war. They lost 6 planes in dog fights and downed 164 Japanese planes. The 318th ground crew operated under sniper fire, keeping planes armed, repaired, and serviced. We thank them for their devotion.