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Radio mechanic Staff Sergeant Raymond Winterstein and crew chief Staff Sergeant Jeff Cadwell report to the pilot First Lieutenant John Wilkins on the condition of a 355th Fighter Group P-47 Thunderbolt. Image stamped on reverse: 'SHAEF Passed for publication 11 April 1945, photo number 405476' Printed caption on reverse: 'USSTAF FOTO BY SGT. EUGENE KAMMERMAN, # 6. Acting as cover for the observers, 1st Lt John K Wilkins Jr, from 1024 Chelton Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa., destroyed a twin-engined Me-262 jet-propelled fighter. (Left to right) S'Sgt. Jeff Cadwell of 1084 James St., Memphis, Tenn., the crew chief, and the radio mechanic, S/Sgt Raymond A. Winterstein, from Ridgeley, Va., reports to their pilot on the condition of his aircraft.'
Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...
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