FRE 2913


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P-51 Mustangs (WR-A, serial number 44-73144) nicknamed "Man O' War" flown by Lieutenant-Colonel Claiborn H. "Zoot" Kinnard Jr, and (WR-F) flown by Lieutenant-Colonel Gordon M. "Gordy" or "Ace" Graham of the 354th Fighter Squadron, 355th Fighter Group , 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'A/C markings 355FG. WR - 354 F.S., 355 F.G., 8th Air Force. CC's A/C 1945. Kinnard WR-A, Graham WR-F 415.' On reverse: Robert E. Kohnert [Stamp].


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Captain Henry W "Baby" Brown and Lieutenant-Colonel Claiborn H "Zoot" Kinnard Jr of the 355th Fighter Group with Brown's P-51 Mustang (WR-Z, serial number 42-106448) nicknamed "The Hun Hunter ~ Texas". Image stamped and signed on reverse to pass base censorship. First handwritten caption on reverse: 'HW Brown (Left) & unknown commander 355 FG.' Second handwritten caption on reverse, in different script, refers to the "unknown commander": 'He is Lt Col Kinnard.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 65th Fighter Wing 355th Fighter Group 356th Fighter Group 354th Fighter Squadron 360th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (355th Fighter Group) Headquarters (4th Fighter Group) Headquarters (65th Fighter Wing)
  • Service Numbers: O-383753
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer, Pilot


Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:00

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection