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P-47 Thunderbolt

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Units

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron

People

  • Gerald Johnson

    Military | Major | Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Gerald W Johnson was the first Ace pilot of the 56th Fighter Group and the second fighter ace in the European Group. In February 1944, he was promoted to Major and became flight leader of the 63rd Fighter Squadron. ...

  • Jack Kazanjian

    Military | Enlisted Man | 56th Fighter Group

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Date Contributor Update
03 December 2014 10:05:26 general ira snapsorter Changes to markings and media associations
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Date Contributor Update
28 November 2014 11:46:51 Emily Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and media associations
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56th FG Aircraft at Little Friends

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