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Lieutenant Colonel Jim Daley of the 371st Fighter Group climbs out of his P-47 Thunderbolt after a mission. Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 11 Aug 1944.' [stamp] and '349044.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'MEET LT COL DALEY OF 9TH AIR FORCE FIGHTER GROUP NO BASE IN NORMANDY. Photo shows: Lt Col Jim Daley gets out of his Thunderbolt. He is the group deputy CO and comes from Amarillo, texas.'

'Texas Reply' is more than likely 4W-D(Bar) P-47D-20-RE 42-76522, which Daley flew on the majority of his missions with the 406th. of 406FS, 371FG, 9AF. Lt Col William James 'Jim' Daley.

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Lieutenant Colonel Jim Daley of the 371st Fighter Group climbs out of his P-47 Thunderbolt after a mission. Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 11 Aug 1944.' [stamp] and '349044.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'MEET LT COL DALEY OF 9TH AIR FORCE FIGHTER GROUP NO BASE IN NORMANDY. Photo shows: Lt Col Jim Daley gets out of his Thunderbolt. He is the group deputy CO and comes from Amarillo, texas.'

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  • William Daley

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot
    William Daley attempted to enlisted from Amarillo, Texas, in the Army Aviation Cadet programme but was rejected. He then went to the Clayton-Knight Committee, and having nearly 200 hours of flying time, was accepted for the RAF, where he graduated a a...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2019 05:10:34 Cobrahistorian Changes to caption
Sources

Source is 406th FG Mission Report #3, April 1944, where aircraft assignments, tail numbers and block numbers are listed.

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2018 20:05:19 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.
https://371stfightergroup.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/371st-fighter-group-h...

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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