UPL 17941

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28th September 1943. A cross country training flight led by the Group Commander Lt. Col. Christian. 36 P-47 Thunderbolt's were involved. The photograph was taken in Atlanta, Georgia and shows a mixture of men from all three sqaudrons of the 361st Fighter Group. Seated centrally in the group is Lt. Col. Christian, Roy Caviness is seated next to him on the right. This shows one of the last training flights they would take part in before coming to England. Museum object reference no. BAM_0079

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Lieutenant Colonel Roy Caviness, of the 376th Fighter Squadron, 361st Fighter Group in the cockpit of his P-51D Mustang. Handwritten caption on reverse: '13/3/44. Roy Caviness.' On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps]. Caption attached to reverse: Photo ref.no. 311282. "Pilots of P-47s in the ETO. Associated Press photo shows: Maj. Roy B. Caviness, Oil City, La, has shared in bringing down a FW.190 and has damaged three locos."
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 361st Fighter Group 376th Fighter Squadron Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (78th Fighter Group) Headquarters (361st Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: 14014820 / O-413041
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot - Group Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 361st Fighter Group 375th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (361st Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-21782
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot / Commanding Officer 361st

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Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorK Flynn
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Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorK Flynn
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Date: 5 Oct 2015 15:54:36
ContributorK Flynn
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