IWM catalogue record
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Lieutenant Adam "Wiskey" Wisniewski and Captain Walker "Bud" Mahurin of the 56th Fighter Group indicate the point of action, after a mission in January 1944. The Intelligence Officer is David W. Robinson, affectionately known as "The Silver Fox" Handwritten on slide:"Mahruin Wisneuwski & Silver Fox 1/44 Halesworth AFM"
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...
Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine
Walker Mahurin joined the 56th Fighter Group in July 1942 and arrived in the UK in January 1943. He was later promoted to Captain and Flight Leader of the 63rd Fighter Squadron. He claimed his first victories during the Schweinfurt-Regensburg mission,...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
Tire blew out on landing at Metfield on the return from mission in P-47D #42-75575 and was hit by another P-47 that came in for landing. RTD. 24 Earlier December 1943, crashed wheels-up near Manston due to fuel shortage.
Military site : airfield
Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...