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Republic P-47D 42-8414 SX-K “The Flying Finn," "Ginny" and "Doll”, pilot Lt. Juntilla, 352nd FS 353rd FG, December 1943.

At 16:15 hrs on December 4, 1943 SX-K, piloted by Lt. Kipfer, was landing at Metfield from the mission and blew a tyre causing the aircraft to nose over. Although Lt. Kipfer was flying the aircraft for the mission, SX-K was assigned and named by Lt. Wilbert H. Juntilla.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron

People

Aircraft

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-195 FIGHTER/BOMBER MISSION

    4 December 1943
    A force of 140 P-47s is despatched from: 56FG; 352FG; and 353FG. 16 P-47s from 353FG dive-bomb the German arifield of Glize-Rijen, Holland. P-47 of 352FG perform a fighter sweep ahead of the attacking force. P-47s from 353FG and 56FG provide escort....

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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2019 11:54:05 ------- Changes to collection
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Date Contributor Update
14 April 2016 12:10:36 ------- Changes to collection, caption, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

The scan comes from my photo collection and was cached from a post (now removed) on:
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/352nd-fs-aircraft/
For a full account of the 353rd'S part in the mission see:
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/2013/03/23/mission51-december-4-...

Date Contributor Update
14 April 2016 10:17:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/91/a3/1b/91a31b81b61f46506183f...

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