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Ordnance men prepare to load a 500 lb. bomb under a wing of the Republic P-47 42-75815 'Patrica Baby' of the 351st Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group at a base in England, April 1944.

NARA ref 342-FH-3A06549-69622AC.



  • 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

    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...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron



Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 18:40:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations