UPL 25526

VIDEO

"Thunderbolt!", a propaganda film about the 57th Fighter Group, 65th Squadron in Italy. Features Lt. Col. Gilbert 'Gil' Wymond, Maj. Francis 'Spanky' Manda, and Capt. Howard Hickok. Also shows Wymond's P-47 "Hun Hunter XIV". Directed by William Wyler and John Sturges. Narrated by Lloyd Bridges and Eugene Kern with an introduction by Jimmy Stewart.

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Units

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

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 57th Fighter Group 65th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 57th Fighter Group 65th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 2nd Combat Bomb Wing 445th Bomb Group 453rd Bomb Group 703rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-433210
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Aircraft Commander; Operations Officer; Chief of Staff
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 57th Fighter Group 65th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-431577
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot/Squadron Commander

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Hun Hunter XIV
  • Unit: 57th Fighter Group 65th Fighter Squadron