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Recently recaptured P-47D (T9+LK) at Göttingen, late 1945. [ formerly Republic P-47D-16-RE 42-75971 "Ruthless Ruthie" ex 301st Fighter Sq/332nd FG-captured 29/5/1944 ]. Also captured P-51D LH-N 44-14687 of the 350th FS, 353rd FG. [ It was lost on 24 March 45. The pilot, Lt. Carl A Larsen, was taken prisoner].
Note on the upper left corner the fuselage of a British Mosquito [ Appears to be a FB VI judging by the fighter style canopy].

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Units

  • 332nd Fighter Group

    332nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The United States entered World War II with a military that was segregated by race and remained segregated until 1948. War Department planners generally placed White and African-American Army personnel in separate units during World War II. ...

People

  • Lloyd Hathcock

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Lt (Later Major) Lloyd S “Scotty” Hathcock. 301st FS, 332nd FG, 12th AF. Captured in Italy having got lost on ferry mission in Republic P-47D 42-75971, landed in error at enemy held Rome-Littorio on 29th May 1944, apparently flying the correct distance...

Aircraft

  • 42-75971 Ruthless Ruthie

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47D 42-75971 310th Fighter Squadron, 332nd Fighter Group, 12th AF. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2015 21:11:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and aircraft associations
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