15th Air Group P-51 Mustangs

by Ralph J. Ferrusi

We just came across my Dad’s—Ralph J. Ferrusi Sr.—July 29, 1946 Army of the United States Honorable Discharge. I was very surprised to find out he was discharged from the Seventh Air Force 15th Fighter Group. Pop was 33 years old and married with two grade-school-age kids when he was drafted into the U. S. Army on February 22, 1945. I never knew this, but according to his discharge he was an instructor! He didn’t teach fighter pilots how to fly, but he taught hydrostatics and fire fighting, and “Was also informed on airplane maintenance.”