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Captain Robert Johnson, Colonel Hubert Zemke and Major Walker H. Mahurin of the 56th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'A trip after a very successful mission, Feb 44. Capt Robet S Johnson, Col Hub Zemke, Major Walker H. Mahurin.'
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...
Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
Robert S Johnson enlisted in 1941 and shortly selected for flying training as a bomber pilot, he was commissioned in July 1942. In January 1943, he was assigned to the 56th Fighter Group and travelled with them to England, he was unqualified to fly...
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,...
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...