A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-28919) nicknamed "Florida Gator" of the 356th Fighter Group at Martlesham Heath.
IWM catalogue record
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A P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed "Florida Gator", of the 356th Fighter Squadron at Martlesham Heath.
The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...
Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.
Military site : airfield
Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...