UPL 19769


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Major William Kelly Charles Collonan US Army, Observer in P-38 'Droop Snoot' Lightning 44-23162. MIA/FOD 9-8-44.


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Service Numbers: O-243539
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Observer / Navigator


French countryside, photographed through the nose of a P-38 Lightning of the 367th Fighter Group on landing. Image stamped on reverse: 'Not to be published 30 Aug 1944.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 31 May 1945.' [stamp] and '354528 .' [censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'P-38s over the Seine. No.1 of a series of pix taken through the nose of the P-38 as it comes in to land. Scherschel LIFE.'
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Unit: Base Air Depot 3 370th Fighter Group 402nd Fighter Squadron


Date: 4 Jan 2016 10:45:42
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