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Anthony W 'Tony' Levier, a Lockheed test pilot poses in front of the nose art of a P-38J-10-LO 42-68008 Lightning "Snafuperman", whilst visiting 496th Fighter Training Group at Goxhill. Tony flew demonstrations for the 8th AF to prove the safe operation of the P-38J with only one engine running. Printed caption on reverse: 'PHT GREEN COLLECTION PLACE: Goxhill, DATE: '44.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Tony Levier, 268008 Lockheed Tech Rep.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Tony Levier, an airman of the 496th Fighter Training Group, stands with the nose art of a P-38 Lightning nicknamed "Snafuperman", at Goxhill. Printed caption on reverse: 'PHT GREEN COLLECTION PLACE: Goxhill, DATE: '44.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Tony Levier, 268008 Lockheed Tech Rep.'

Connections

Units

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

People

Aircraft

  • 42-68008 'Snafuperman'

    P-38 Lightning
    Anthony W 'Tony' Levier, a test pilot for Lockheed visited 8th AF bases to demonstrate his P-38J Lightning 42-68008, nicknamed "Snafuperman", he demonstrated the capability of the aircraft flying with one engine shut down. Previously he and chief...

Locations

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 15:22:57 Al_Skiff Changes to caption
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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