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Captain Eugene Cole of the 361st Fighter Group in the cockpit of his P-47 Thunderbolt (E2-G_, serial number 42-75560) nicknamed "Baby Margene" at Bottisham. Handwritten caption on reverse: '1st Lt. Eugene Cole, 375th FS'

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 375th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Eugene Cole

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Re-assigned to 375FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x destroyed [Air], 1 x probable [Air] and 1 x destroyed [Ground]. Failed to Return (FTR) area...

Aircraft

Locations

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2015 18:43:33 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2015 18:42:34 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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