368th Fighter Group
Welcome to the official site of the
368th Fighter Group Association
SECOND TO NONE
The History of the 368th Fighter Group
Group Headquarters,
Staff Sections, &
Supporting Units
Group & Squadron pages include Photo Albums with hundreds of photos.
Dedicated to the brave men that served with and supported the 368th Fighter Group.
We must never forget the sacrifices made to protect our freedom and to free the people of Europe.
Thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten.
"Nulli Secundus!"
395th Fighter Squadron
"Panzer Dusters"
396th Fighter Squadron
"Thunder Bums"
397th Fighter Squadron
"Jabo Angels"
368th Fallen Brothers
368th Fighter Group Web Pages
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368th Aerial Victories
368th Nose Art &
Aircraft Profiles
The P-47
Gun Camera Film
368th Association
& Reunion Info
The History Channel program
Dogfights featured 368th FG pilot
George Sutcliffe
TSgt Kenneth Kik, USAFR Retired
12 years active duty Army
10 Years Air National Guard
Firefighter/Paramedic Nashville Fire Dept
368th FG Association Webmaster
Grandson of "Panzer Duster" Pilot
Captain Richard Kik Jr
ken.kik@368thfightergroup.com
368th Combat Record,
Awards & Decorations
368th History &
Timeline
Ballad of the 368th Fighter Group
Gerald M. Hanson

These brave young men came from near’ every state,
to save the free world from terror and hate.
Leaving their loved ones at home to worry and wait,
they joined the Fighter Group numbered three sixty-eight.

They headed for war with courage and their skills,
to battle the Axis powers that outlawed freedom and free will.
Back in the states they prayed to the Almighty up in Heaven,
He answered their prayers with the P-47.

The pilots, they were dauntless whenever they flew,
entrusting their safe return to both God and Ground Crew.
They wreaked havoc and hell from the wild blue yonder,
flying tight in formation in their trusted fighter/bombers.

When planes didn’t return it was part of the high cost,
the price of our freedom paid, by those injured and lost.
We thank our Greatest Generation, who fought ‘till the war was won,
like the 368th Fighter Group, it was always “Second to None”.
Bridge Busters!
The 368th FG led the 9th AF with
33 destroyed & 44 damaged.
If you have any questions, comments, or items you would like to submit to our site;
Please e-mail me at:
 ken.kik@368thfightergroup.com
Our new YouTube Channel
with Combat
film from
368th FG Pilots.
An area dedicated to those
who gave the ultimate
sacrifice for our freedom.
The 368th FG is the top
scoring 9th AF
Thunderbolt Group
Five detailed pages with
information on production, serial
numbers, armament & power plant
368th FG Library and
Document Warehouse
Did you know the 368th FG
fired 4,570,892 rounds of
.50 caliber?
What was the 368th FG
doing on this date back
during the war?
Second to None:
The History of the 368th Fighter Group
4th Edition Hardcover
by Dr. Timothy M. Grace
Click here to order the 4th Edition

Click here for information about our book.
368th Fighter Group in print
Honor Thy Father
by Kenton L. Baughman

Biography of Loyd L. Baughman of Longton,
Kansas, P-47 armorer in the 396th FS, 368th FG.  
Written by his son Kenton L. Baughman.

260 Pages

Click here to purchase from lulu.com
Silent Voices from the Past
by Kenton L. Baughman

A record of the men who served in the
396th FS, 368th FG.  Includes great short
stories of many of the forty three surviving
members.  Updated edition!

518 Pages

Also available as a .pdf download for $5.99

Click here to purchase from lulu.com
The 368th Fighter Group Association promotes these items to educate and honor.  We do not profit from the sales.
Hey, I'm Not Dead Yet
by Rupert B. Maxwell

The life story of Rupert B. Maxwell.
P-47 Pilot and POW with the 368th FG;
396th FS.

Rupert tells his life long stories is this
wonderful and inspirational book.

428 Pages

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ALG A-3 Cardonville
Then & Now
368th Fighter Group in Action!
Pre-deployment
Training
1943
Into the War
England Jan 1944
- June 1944
Occupation Duty
May 45 - Aug 46
Invasion &
Normandy ALG's
June 44 - Aug 44
368th Fighter Group Historian and
Author Dr. Tim Grace holding the
3rd edition hardcover version of
"Second To None"
Ardennes to Victory
Jan 45 - May 45
Breakout to
The Bulge
Aug 44 - Jan 45
Everyday 22 of our veterans take their own lives. The
mission is to raise awareness of this devastating
statistic and help our fellow veterans
To learn more please visit
Mission22.com
368th Fighter Group Association News & Notes
Silent Voices from the Past
by Kenton L. Baughman

A record of the men who served in the
395th FS, 368th FG.  

532 Pages

Click here to purchase from lulu.com
The 1st Edition printing was a 541 page trade paperback published in 2006, if your lucky you might find one on Ebay or Amazon.
The 2nd Edition was a 544 page blue hardcover in honor of the 397th Fighter Squadron "Jabo Angels" published in 2008.
The 3rd Edition was a 554 page red hardcover in honor of the 395th Fighter Squadron "Panzer Dusters" published in 2013.
The 4th Edition is a 554 page yellow hardcover in honor of the 396th Fight Squadron "Thunder Bums" published in 2016 and is now
available as a very limited edition.
Each edition features updated information and photos.
****** 41st Annual 368th FG Association Reunion 2017 ******
Inn at Barons Creek
Fredericksberg, Texas
September 21st - 24th
Click here for registration and information
Updating the
Nose Art Pages
I have completed extracting and
formatting our 368th FG documents
from the Air Force Historical Research
Agency (AFHRA).  You will also find a
treasure trove of information to include
books, maps and other research
material. Click
here or icon on left.
Check out the 395th FS Hagemeister
and
Powers albums.  Great new photos!
368th FG Library and
Document Warehouse