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A P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft (serial number 42-75137) of the 56th Fighter Group. Handwritten on slide:" 16 MM"



  • 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...


  • 42-75137

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Lt. George H Lovett Jr., 63rd Fighter Squadron. P47D 42-75137 UN-T. Lt. Lovett was killed in a training accident on 30 April 1944 whilst flying this a/c. 42-75137 suffered an earlier landing accident CAT3 damage by Lt. Lovett at Halesworth on 9 March...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:40:30 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection