UPL 23276


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Article by Virginia Irwin, writing for the American Red Cross, with photographs of the 353rd Fighter Group. Irwin was on a leave of absence from her paper, the St Louis Post-Dispatch, but this is one of the articles she sent back whilst otherwise occupied on Red Cross duties. The P-47 in the lower of the pictures is 42-76394, marked as the aircraft flown by Jesse Gonnam. Although the article is dated 21 May 1944, the photograph must have been taken at least a month earlier as Gonnam's P-47 was shot down on 23 April.


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-665552
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron


Date: 30 Aug 2016 16:22:34
ChangesCreated entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations

Dating from information on Jesse W Gonnam's entry on this website, provided by surviving relatives, which correlated against other entries.