Shown here posing with his P-47, Lt. Robert G. Van Stryland was the first pilot in the 361st Fighter Group to complete a 300 hour combat tour and return to the United States. Lt. Van Strylandís ground crew included S/Sgt. John D. Paul, crew-chief, Cpl. Salvatore M. Pecoraro, armourer and Cpl. Peter J. Santora, radio man. (Bain)