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Colonel Hubert Zemke and Captain Walker Mahurin, formerly of the 56th Fighter Group, discuss tactics with Oberst Walther Krupinski and Oberst Eric Hartmann of the German Air Force, 1963. Zemka has handwritten on the reverse: 'Zemke discussing tactics of the P-47 against the Luftwaffe with members of the new German Air Force, 1963. L to R: (1) Oberst Walther Krupinski; (2) Zemke, 56th Fighter Group; (3) Walker Bud Mahurin; (4) Oberst Eric Hartmann. This picture appeared in the Spanish periodical "YQ" Notice the Spanish captions.'



  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter 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...


  • Walker Mahurin

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
    Walker Mahurin joined the 56th Fighter Group in July 1942 and arrived in the UK in January 1943. He was later promoted to Captain and Flight Leader of the 63rd Fighter Squadron. He claimed his first victories during the Schweinfurt-Regensburg mission,...

  • Hubert Zemke

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Group Commander; Pilot
    17 air victories with 56th FG flying P-47s, 2 1/2 with 479th FG flying P-51s. Lost 30 October 1944 when P-51 broke up in storm. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft I. Was appointed as head of American Prisoner of War (POW)s while in camp. Retired from...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:21 AAM AAM ingest

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