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A P-47D Thunderbolt (IV-F, serial number 42-8695) nicknamed "Oily Boid" of the 359th Fighter Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Oily Boid 42-8695 IV:F. Pilot Robert Booth' Second handwritten caption on reverse: ' Unit-? Source- Dick Kill from Hardie. Keep I have a neg, maybe 4-F is a joke??'

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A P-47 Mustang, (IV-F, serial number 42-8695) nicknamed "Oily Boid" of the 359th Fighter Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Oily Boid 42-8695 IV:F. Pilot Robert Booth' Second handwritten caption on reverse: ' Unit-? Source- Dick Kill from Hardie. Keep I have a neg, maybe 4-F is a joke??'

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  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2015 15:10:17 Gerry Asher Changes to caption
Sources

"Mustang" was assigned to the P-51.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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