Colonel Glenn Duncan, Commanding Officer of the 353rd Fighter Group, suggested to Major General William Kepner, Commanding General of the 8th Fighter Command, that sixteen volunteer pilots be given special intensive training in the art of ground strafing.
The concept was approved.
, the unit was irreverently called "Bills Buzz Boys", Bill being General William Kepner.
but we flew as an independent squadron.
ordered Red Flight (mine) down to attack.