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A member of ground crew of the 56th Fighter Group cleaning a 0.50 calibre machine gun, the type fitted to P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft - a P-47 is in the background.The weapon has been rested upon a box which would have contaained the ammunition for a 0.50 calibre machine gun. Handwritten on slide:"63FS armourer M. Brown AFA"



  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:40:15 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection