Lt. Donald J Corrigan was the first assigned pilot to the second SX-I (a/c 42-25771) and called it “Agony Wagon.” 352nd FS, 353rd FG. The single kill marking indicates that it is his aircraft (2nd Lt Virgil Johnston had no kills) though the name has yet to be painted on the aircraft in this shot. The name of the ground crewman is unknown.
Flown by Lieutenant Donald J Corrigan who flew it operationally three times between 30 April and 20 May 1944. He gave it the nickname 'Agony Wagon'. He had one recorded 'victory' and this was marked on the aircraft.
42-25771 was also flown by Second Liuetenant Virgil C Johnston. He flew it on 20 missions between April and June 1944.
The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed near Rennes, France on 10 June 1944.
Its pilot Second Lieutenant Virgil C Johnston was killed.
The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Transferred to 27ATG, 8AF USAAF.
Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
Killed in Action (KIA) near Rennes in P-47 #42-25771 on 10 June 1944.
Military site : airfield
Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...
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