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A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-29002) nicknamed "Ponnie" of the 57th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'P-47D-28-RA, 42-29002'

P-47D-28-RA #42-29002 "Ponnie" Code: #30
57th Fighter group - 64th Fighter Squadron - 12th AF

IWM catalogue record

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

A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-29002) nicknamed "Ponnie" of the 57th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'P-47D-28-RA, 42-29002'

Connections

Units

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 57th Fighter Group

    57th Fighter Group

    Group
    The group was first activated as the 57th Pursuit Group in January 1941, flying P-40 Warhawks as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later assigned to the I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York.[3] It trained in New England and...

  • 64th Fighter Squadron

    64th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Formed as a P-40 Warhawk pursuit squadron in January 1941 as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York. Trained in New England and provided air defense of the northeast after the Japanese...

Aircraft

Locations

  • Alto

    Military site : airfield

  • Grossetto

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2016 01:09:51 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_fighters/p47_4.html

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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