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P-47D 43-25555 HV-U_. Shadow on nose is from the photo-ship, and flying wing is Lt. Robert J Rankin’s 42-74622 HV-H “Wicked Wacker Weegie”. 61st Fighter Squadron 56th Fighter Group..

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  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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

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Date Contributor Update
18 November 2016 21:01:50 Pyker Changes to caption
Sources

Corrected typo in serial number of 42-74622 (from 42-74662)

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2016 16:12:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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http://www.asisbiz.com/il2/P-47D/Republic-P-47-Thunderbolt/images/USAAF-...
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/gallery.php?Group=56&Style=searchItem&Ite...

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