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80 Years of Oregon Air National Guard Veterans and Veterans Days
The 371st Fighter Group had to contend with flood waters at Dole Airfield (ALG Y-7) on Armistice Day, 1944. Members of the unit contend with rising flood waters from the River Doubs. The original caption for this photo read “In angry retaliation (perhaps for dumping unexpended ordnance in it after P-47’s returned from some combat missions) . . . the Doubs River went completely berserk . . .” It is perhaps ironic that the unit, redesignated 142nd Fighter Group in May, 1946, has had to contend with river flood waters in the great flood of 1948 at Portland Air Base, and again when river flood waters threatened in 1996. (The Story of the 371st Fighter Group in the ETO)

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