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Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert Wymond, in the cockpit of "Hun Hunter XIV", #42-27910, during the filming of "Thunderbolt!". Official caption on back: "Lt. Col. Gilbert O. Wymond chats with his crew chief before taking off on a combat fighter mission. This is a scene from THUNDERBOLT, filmed in Corsica by the 12th AAF Combat Camera Unit."

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Units

  • 57th Fighter Group

    57th Fighter Group

    Group
    The group was first activated as the 57th Pursuit Group in January 1941, flying P-40 Warhawks as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later assigned to the I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York.[3] It trained in New England and...

  • 65th Fighter Squadron

    65th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Formed as a P-40 Warhawk pursuit squadron in January 1941 as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York. Trained in New England and provided air defense of the northeast after the Japanese...

People

  • Gilbert Wymond

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander
    Gil Wymond was born on September 23, 1919, in Louisville, Kentucky. After attending the University of Kentucky for two years, he enlisted in the Aviation Cadet Program of the U.S. Army Air Corps on April 25, 1941, and was commissioned a 2d Lt and...

Aircraft

Locations

  • Alto

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2017 22:32:30 WD-C Mustang Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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