UPL 25605


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Lt. Robert J “Posty” Booth, [ Waukesha, WI ], 369th Fighter Squadron. P-47D 42-8695 IV-F “Oily Boid”. Lt Booth became a POW on 8 June 1944 in his replacement P-51B 43-7199 also IV-F “Oily Boid”.


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 369th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16049571 / O-673981
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot


A P-47 Mustang, (IV-F, serial number 42-8695) nicknamed "Oily Boid" of the 359th Fighter Group. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'Oily Boid 42-8695 IV:F. Pilot Robert Booth' Second handwritten caption on reverse: ' Unit-? Source- Dick Kill from Hardie. Keep I have a neg, maybe 4-F is a joke??'
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Oily Boid
  • Unit: 359th Fighter Group 369th Fighter Squadron


Date: 21 Dec 2016 20:27:25
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