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History Quiz – Week of May 12


Last week’s question and answer:

How many decorations and campaign streamers did the 50th Fighter Group (now 50th Operations Group) earn during World War II?  Bonus:  How many aerial victories did 50th Fighter Group pilots achieve?  The group earned seven streamers and three decorations for its combat operations.  Group pilots achieved 52 aerial victories.

This week’s question:

On May 6, 1941, the aircraft that the 50th Fighter (now Operations) Group would fly in combat during World War II made its first flight.  What was that aircraft?

Responses to the quiz questions can be emailed to 50th Space Wing historian at

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