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An airman of the 368th Fighter Group with a P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed "Sleepy Jean the 3rd", with a bent propellor blade. Image via Ralph Woolner.
The 368th Fighter Group flew P-47s in combat from England from March 1944. In the days after D-Day the Group supported Allied ground troops fighting in the Cherbourg penisula and then around St. Lo. The Group received a DUC for flying seven missions in...
Ralph Woolner served with the 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group.
Later in life, he sent British aviation historian Roger Freeman copies of photos he had taken while in service in Europe. These now form part of IWM's Roger Freeman Collection.