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Lieutenant Colonel David Schilling, Flying Executive of the 56th Fighter Group, in front of his P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft. Schilling was Commanding Officer of the 62nd Fighter Squadron, when the 56th Fighter Group first arrived in the United Kingdom. Schilling became Group Commanding Officer when Colonel Zemke moved to the 479th Fighter Group in August 1944. Handwritten on slide:"Dave Schilling Boxted"


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Lieutenant-Colonel David C. Schilling, an ace P-47 Thunderbolt pilot of the 56th Fighter Group, holds an adapted hand gun. Schilling was Commanding Officer of the 56th FG between 12 August 1944 and 27 January 1945.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 65th Fighter Wing 56th Fighter Group 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron 62nd Fighter Squadron 63rd Fighter Squadron Headquarters (56th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-393204
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot; Commanding Officer; Assistant Director Intelligence



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