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Senator Herbert Lehman and Lieutenant C.C. Saux of the 56th Fighter Group examine a P-47 Thunderbolt. Not To Be Published 25 Apr 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Herbert Lehman of New York, Director of the Office of Foreign Releif[sic] and Rehabilitaion, former Governor, recently went to an airport, somewhere in Egnland, to meet his son Flight Officer Peter Lehman who flew to this country. On the drone, he met U.S. Pilots who fly the new U.S. fighters, the Thunderbolt P-47, and he inspected the planes. Keystone Photo Shows:- Director Lehman looks over a Thunderbolt, "Two Rool Charlie", with its pilot Lt. C.C. Saux, of Gretna, L.A.' On reverse: 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...


  • Peter Lehman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Son of the governor of New York City. Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed during a training excercise near Littlebury, Essex on 31 Mar 1944 in P-51B #43-6844. KIFA.

  • Conway Saux

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Involved in mid air collision and bailed out but hit ground before parachute fully opened . His plane was 'Two Roll Charlie' P-47C 41-6224. Fell at Valley Farm, Henham.


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:02 AAM AAM ingest

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