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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.

Lieutenant Robert M. Stultz of the 62nd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, sits on the cowling on a P-47 Thunderbolt. Passed for publication 11 March 1943. Printed caption attached to print: 'U.S. "Thunderbolt" Comes To Britain - America's New Fighter 'Plane. Associated Press photo shows: Hailing victory. Well, at any rate, Lt. R. M. Stultz of Wapakaneta, Ohio, is seated on the cowling between the powerful "V" made by the four-bladed propeller of the new "Thunderbolt".'

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Units

  • 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...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Stultz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) 17-Aug-43 when his aircraft, P-47C 41-6398 56FG/62FS, was shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed at Freeren, Belgium. This loss occured on the second operation flown by 56th Fighter Group in providing withdrawl support for the B...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:12 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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