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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Colonel David Schilling, Commanding Officer of the 56th Fighter Group, with another officer. The insignia on the aircraft is that of the 4th Fighter Group. Handwritten on slide:"4FG insignia - not Schilling Schilling"

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Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    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...

People

  • David Schilling

    Military | Colonel | Pilot; Commanding Officer; Assistant Director Intelligence
    Schilling flew P-47 Thunderbolts and was one of the leading aces of the war. He was Commanding Officer of the 56th Fighter Group between August 1944 and January 1945, taking over from Colonel Hubert A Zemke. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:40:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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