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Lt Herbert J "Tex" Edwards of Austin, Texas in his assigned P-47M 44-21109 HV-K “Sue”. Photograph taken and signed by Lt Ernest H Treff, also of 61st Fighter Squadron as he flew in formation with Lt. Edwards.



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Date Contributor Update
08 July 2016 22:01:05 Pyker Changes to caption

Reworded caption to make it clearer that Lt. Treff was not associated with 44-21109 other than taking the photograph. Information via Lt. Ernie Treff.

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2016 18:59:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations