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Lieutenant-Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 56th Fighter Group with Colonel Robert Landry, March 1943. Passed for publication 11 Mar 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'STE) The "Thunderbolt". The new American Fighter P-47, known as the 'Thunderbolt' is designed as a high-altitude fast fighter now in quantity production for the U.S. Army Air Force. Photo shows:- Lt. Col. Hubert Zemke talking to Col. Robert Landry in uniform. Ref. Number: Y-10374. Topical Press.' On reverse: Topical Press, Not To Be Released Before, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].



  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter 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...


  • Robert Landry

    Military | Major General | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander
    CO 56th FG )ct 1943 - Jan 1944 CO 493rd BG ...

  • Hubert Zemke

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Group Commander; Pilot
    17 air victories with 56th FG flying P-47s, 2 1/2 with 479th FG flying P-51s. Lost 30 October 1944 when P-51 broke up in storm. Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag Luft I. Was appointed as head of American Prisoner of War (POW)s while in camp. Retired from...


Date Contributor Update
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