371st Fighter Group History
2nd. Lt. Eugene E. Sanderson of the 405th Fighter Squadron lost his life during a test flight of a P-47D at Bisterne Airfield on 12 April 1944. His was the first loss of life in the group since its establishment. (Source: The Story of the 371st Fighter Group in the ETO, courtesy of Francis E. Madore, 406th Fighter Squadron)

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