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Three airmen with a 'war-weary' P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-75105) at Saint Dizier, 1944. Image via M Beneresi. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'P-47 D, Saint Dizier A/F- 1944.'

The aircraft had previously served with the 361st FG, assigned to the 375th Fighter Squadron (coded E9-Z). When the unit cconverted to P-51s, their Thunderbolts were disbursed to other units. This ship appears to have been reassigned to the 511th Fighter Squadron (coded K4-WW), 405th FG. The 405th operated from St,. Dizier from November 1944 to the spring of 1945.

IWM catalogue record

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

Three airmen of the 361st Fighter Group with a 'war-weary' P-47 Thunderbolt (E9-Z, serial number 42-75105) at Saint Dizier, 1944. Image via M Beneresi. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'P-47 D, Saint Dizier A/F- 1944.'

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Units

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

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Date Contributor Update
25 May 2015 06:27:43 Gerry Asher Changes to caption
Sources

U.S. ARMY AIR FORCES CONTINENTAL AIRFIELDS (ETO) D-DAY TO VE-DAY by 1LT David C. Johnson, AFHRA, 1988.

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

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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