UPL 33331


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"A ground crewman riding the wing of a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt direct the pilot, a member of the 354th fighter-bomber group, taxiing his plane on the runway of a front line Ninth Air force field. The pilot, his vision obscured, receives information from the "wingman" to avoid obstacles. Mechanics meet the plane at the end of the runway. FRANCE." - Major Glenn T Eagleston of the 353rd Ftr Sq, 354th FG aboard his assigned P-47D, 44-20473 (coded FT-L)


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Glenn Eaglesten of the 354th Fighter Group in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang. A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse, however this has been removed. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Glenn Eaglesten at BX.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 20th Fighter Group 354th Fighter Group 353rd Fighter Squadron 79th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-730417
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot


  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 354th Fighter Group 353rd Fighter Squadron


Date: 13 May 2018 18:44:21