UPL 24206


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All three fighter types used by the U.S. Army 8th Air force are seen in this line-up of Fighter Command airplanes at a base in England. The planes belong to the fighter group commanders who have flown to an agreed meeting place where they and their chief Brig Gen Francis H Griswold, can confer on ways of troubling the tottering German armies and air force. Taken at Bottisham, Camb, UK. F-R: 44-14337 "Gentle Annie" (MC-R, Colonel Rau), 44-14111 "Straw Boss 2" [L] "Little Sandra" [R] (PE-X, Lt Col Mayden, HQ), 42-26641 "Hairless Joe" (56th FG 62nd FS LM-S, Lt Col Schilling), 44-14291 "Da'Quake" (P-51D, CL-P Lt Col "Earthquake" McGinn, 42-26415 "Tukey" (P-47D 356th FG 360th FS, PI-T) Col. Philip E Jr. Judy, P-47D 42-26422 (coded LH-E) flown by Lt Col Ben Rimerman commander of the 353rd FG, NARA Ref 342-FH-3A06024-53647AC.


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A P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft of the 56th Fighter Group (LM-S, serial number 42-26641) named "Hairless Joe" - a character from the popular cartoon strip "Li'l Abner". The image was taken at Mount Farm air base - home to the 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group. Handwritten on slide:"LM:S Schilling P-47D at Mount Farm Astrella"
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Hairless Joe
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 62nd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Straw Boss 2
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 328th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: DaQuake
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 338th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-51 Mustang
  • Nicknames: Gentle Annie Wildarclif III / Bridget's Bunnion
  • Unit: 20th Fighter Group 79th Fighter Squadron



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