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IWM catalogue record

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

A two seat P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-27606, "War Weary") of the 78th Fighter Group. Handwritten on reverse: '2 seater fig - Stoker said he helped build the modified cockpit.'

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Units

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

Aircraft

  • 42-27606

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. War Weary converted to 2 seater. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Suffered a belly landing Mar-45 at Duxford, repaired and repainted overall red retaining its chequerboard nose cowling.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:26:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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