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Capt. Dewey E Newhart. 350th Fighter Squadron. P-47D 42-76141 LH-D "Mud n' Mules". Right hand side of the cowling depicts the rear-end of the mule. Capt. Newhart was killed in action on 12 June 1944 in Wayne Blickenstaff's LH-U "Soubrette" and LH-D was reassigned to Capt. Lonnie M Davis as LH-Q. Capt. Davis renamed the a/c "Arkansas Traveller" but kept the mule artwork out of respect for Capt. Newhart.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Lonnie Davis

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Dewey Newhart

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Dreux in P-47D 42-26402 (LH-U) named "Soubrette", assigned to LTC Wayne K. Blickenstaff.

Locations

  • Metfield

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, Metfield had three concrete runways, 39 pan plus 15 loop hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied by the 353rd Fighter Group, equipped with P-47s, from August 1943 to...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2015 21:29:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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