57th Fighter Group Exhibit Introduction.

57th Fighter Group Exhibit
New England Air Museum
Windsor Locks, Connecticut.


57th Fighter Group Exhibit Introduction.

*"First" refers to American groups only.

Most of the images and information on this page came from the 57th Fighter Group Exhibit in the New England Air Museum located at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Because of its detailed coverage of nearly every aspect of a WWII aviation combat group, I consider the NEAM 57th Fighter Group (FG) exhibit to be the best for any such group. The NEAM exhibit is also a fine tribute to every member of the group, especially those who made the ultimate sacrifice, as displayed on their
Wall of Honor.

On January 20, 1942, the Army Air Base at Windsor Locks was named Army Air Base, Bradley Field, Connecticut in honor of 57th fighter pilot 2nd Lt. Eugene M. Bradley from Antlers, Oklahoma. Bradley became the first fatality of the 57th FG (at the time the 57th Pursuit Group, Interceptor) when his P-40 Warhawk crashed during a training exercise on August 21, 1941 just three days after the group arrived at Windsor Locks from its previous base at Mitchel Field on Long Island in Hempstead, NY.



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