FRE 327


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Ground crew stand beside P-47 Thunderbolt (PZ-Y. serial number 42-76323), named "Sneezy". This aircraft was flown by Lieutenant Donald McKibben of the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group. Probably taken at Bodney air base, where the 352nd Fighter Group were based between July 1943 and November 1945.


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Don McKidden and Luman Morey of the 352nd Fighter Group with a P-47 Thunderbolt (PZ-Y, serial number 42-76323) nicknamed "Sneezy", formerly of the 56th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '352nd FG. 16. Ex-56FG? 1-20.' Printed caption on reverse: '"Sneezy" poses for the camera with its crew chief Luman Morey and pilot Don McKibben on wing. Flight Leader Frank Greene strongly encouraged his flight to paint their Thunderbolts as Disney's Seven Dwarves to match his aircraft "Snow White". A full fl
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 486th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-732298
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


Aerial photograph of Bodney airfield, looking south east, the barrack sites are in the top centre of the image, 8 June 1945. Photograph taken by No. 542 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/369. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Royal Air Force Bodney


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