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Lt. Col., Ret. A. C. Wright, Jr. was a pilot in the 371st. Fighter Group of the U. S. Army Corp. during World War II. He was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida, graduating from Lakeland High School in 1936. He was a P-47 pilot who flew over Normandy on June 7, 1944 escorting gliders into the area. His papers contain accounts of the 371st and about the French people they encountered.