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68  US CBI Fighter Pilot Photo Album - 2nd Fighter Squadron (Commando) - 2nd Air Commando Group - P-51 Unit!
98 photos.  Many captioned!  All from Capt. Glen P. CHARPIE who served a a P-51 fighter pilot in the 2nd Fighter Squadron (Commando). The 2nd Air Commando Group (USAAF) was one of a number of composite groups that were formed to support deep-penetration missions behind enemy lines in Burma.  SUPER photos of P-51 Mustangs, Charpie and other pilots in flight gear, sitting in cockpits of the P-51's, in mission briefings, original photos of mega-Ace Levi CHASE (see below), P-51 NOSE ART, P-51s in flight formation, base photos, base vehicles, photos of Charpie in flight training, etc. He is very easy to recognize throughout the album. 
Major General Levi R. Chase (December 23, 1917 – September 4, 1994) was an American fighter pilot and double flying ace during World War II.
Chase served for 33 years including four combat tours across three different wars: World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He flew 512 combat missions total and was a double air flying ace with 12 confirmed victories.
His credits include being the top scoring American ace during Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa. Chase was also only one of three Allied pilots to shoot down planes from all three Axis powers in World War II.[1]
Case would later go on to serve as the operations officer for the 2nd Air Commando Group during the China Burma India Theater In this role he would eventually plan and lead the longest fighter raid of that time. His group flew P-51Ds from Cox's Bazaar, India, to attack the Don Muang Airfield in Bangkok, Thailand. The mission flew over 1,800 miles (2,900 km) and was successful in eliminating the remaining Japanese air power in the Burma theatre.[2][3]