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#4590493 - 01/30/22 10:13 AM "The Fearsome Foursome" a short video with George Novotny of the 325th FG and action sequence  
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"The Fearsome Foursome". A homage to four Pilots of the 325th Fighter Group, "The Checkertail Clan"
78-years-ago on today's date, four pilots of the 325th Fighter Group were given the nickname "The Fearsome Foursome"
I spoke with George Novotny, the last surviving Fighter Ace of the 325th Fighter Group (and one of those four pilots) in 2015 and recorded some of his thoughts on video at his home in Florida.
I do have a lot more footage of George, but that will be shared another day when I get around to it.

This video is created as a memorial to the men who flew the Thunderbolts in action during their service with the 317th Fighter Squadron and who went by the name of "The Fearsome Foursome".
Those pilots were George Novotny, Herschel Green, Cecil Dean and Edsel Paulk.



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#4590494 - 01/30/22 10:14 AM Re: "The Fearsome Foursome" a short video with George Novotny of the 325th FG and action sequence [Re: Mysticpuma2003]  
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On January 30th 1944, the 325th Fighter Group attacked an airbase in the Udine Valley. This is where they got their nickname.
I have covered that story in detail in Part 1 of my Checkertail Documentaries, the link to which can be found here:

https://vimeo.com/38294301

The incident is discussed at the 1 hour, 12 minute and 25 second mark.

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#4590497 - 01/30/22 02:31 PM Re: "The Fearsome Foursome" a short video with George Novotny of the 325th FG and action sequence [Re: Mysticpuma2003]  
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Originally Posted by Mysticpuma2003
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This video is created as a memorial to the men who flew the Thunderbolts in action during their service with the 317th Fighter Squadron and who went by the name of "The Fearsome Foursome".
Those pilots were George Novotny, Herschel Green, Cecil Dean and Edsel Paulk.
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Nicely done! thumbsup

Thanks for posting it up.

#4617488 - 12/25/22 02:09 AM Re: "The Fearsome Foursome" a short video with George Novotny of the 325th FG and action sequence [Re: Mysticpuma2003]  
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Meeting them at their reunion in Camarillo in 2012? when you premiered the 2nd? installment of your Checkertail Clan movies was a privilege and a weekend I will not soon forget.


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