IWM catalogue record
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Three ground crew of the 353rd Fighter Group examine the armaments of P-47 Thunderbolt, serial number 42-76141, nicknamed "Mud N' Mules" by pilot Captain Dewey E. Newhart. Left to right they are: Private First Class Lloyd M. Hoover, Corporal Robert L. Thout and Staff Sergeant Lawrence Gamble. Printed caption on reverse: '51388 AC - P-47 Latest Threat....Cpl. Robert L. Thout (center) of Joilet, Ill., armament crew member explains to Pfc. Lloyd M. Hoover, (on bike) of Mitchellvile, Ia., and S/Sgt. Lawrence Gamble of Louisville, Ky., the installation of cluster of 20 twenty-eight lb bombs under the wind of the versatile Thunderbolt. Plane carries same number on the other wing and has proved to be a highly effective type of bombing on troup [troop] concentrations.'
The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...
Military | Staff Sergeant
Military | Private First Class
Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Dreux in P-47D 42-26402 (LH-U) named "Soubrette", assigned to LTC Wayne K. Blickenstaff.