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A P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed "Magic Carpet" of the 366th Fighter Group, in the snow. Lt Colonel Harold Holt’s “Magic Carpet” of the 390th Fighter Squadron, 366th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force. On January 1, 1945, green pilot Bob Brulle flew his bosses ride off the primitive runway Y-29 near Asche, Belgium, when the Luftwaffe descended. Operation Bodenplatte, a daring (and foolhardy) plan to disrupt Allied air superiority during the Battle of the Bulge, was underway. Brulle bagged a FW190.

IWM catalogue record

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A P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed "Magic Carpet" of the 366th Fighter Group, in the snow.

Connections

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 366th Fighter Group

    366th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved in England over the New Year of 1944, setting up home first at Membury and then at Thruxton. The pilots' first mission was a fighter sweep of the French coast in March 1944 and from then until D-Day that June the ground supported Allied...

  • 390th Fighter Squadron

Locations

  • Asch

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 10:43:34 Al_Skiff Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

http://www.ww2incolor.com

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:32:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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