Maj. Jacob F. 'Fred' Schoellkopf
85th Fighter Squadron
79th Fighter Group
Ninth Air Force, Twelfth Air Force
North Africa, Sicily, Italy
Major Jacob Schoellkopf was Commanding Officer of the 85th Fighter Squadron,
79th Fighter Group from July of 1942 to September of 1943. One of the aircraft he flew
was a Curtiss P-40 Warhawk (built in Buffalo) named 'The Stump Jumper'.
You can take a looksee at his photo album on
this page from another of my websites.
Here's Major Schoellkopf, on the left, and two members of his groundcrew,
probably the crew chief and armorer, with 'The Stump Jumper'.
From: The P-40 Kittyhawk by Ernest R. McDowell (R.M. Hoffman)
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