42-28307 Toots

Object Number - UPL 25522 - P-47D-26-RA #42-28307 "Toots" Code: #71 57th Fighter Group - 66th Fighter Squadron Pilot - Joseph Angelone


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Units served with

Ground personnel of the 57th Fighter Group work on the engines of a P-47 Thunderbolt, with the insignia of the 64th Fighter Squadron on its nose.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 57th Fighter Group 66th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-707637
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot


Event Location Date Description


Grosseto Airport, Via Orcagna 125, 58100 Grosseto GR, Italy 1944-10-07 Destroyed in a takeoff accident caused by a tire blow out on takeoff. Pilot Joseph Angelone escaped uninjured despite the fireball from the exploded drop tank.


Date18 Dec 2016 02:28:23

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