IWM catalogue record
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Major Gerald W. "Gerry" Johnson and ground crew of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, stand beside P-47 Thunderbolt, named "In The Mood", which was also painted with "Jackson County Michigan Fighter", 1943-1944.
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...
Military | Major | Pilot
Gerald W Johnson was the first Ace pilot of the 56th Fighter Group and the second fighter ace in the European Group. In February 1944, he was promoted to Major and became flight leader of the 63rd Fighter Squadron.