FRE 2268


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Personnel talk to Lieutenant-Colonel Oscar Coen of the 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Groupin the cockpit of his P-47 Thunderbolt after a mission over Paris, 15 October 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'American Thunderbolt fighters are proving a terror to the German pilots (former members of the R.A.F.). Flying their high altitude fast diving fighters, that have accounted for many enemy planes. In the raid over Paris the fighters of this station accounted for 17 down, 5 probables and one damaged. 15/10/43.' Printed damaged caption on reverse: 'O.P.S. Lt. Col. Oscar Coen of Illinois is an Ace and one of [the...] original Eagle Squadron. He has won both the British and Ameri[can...] D.F.C. He is here seen seated in his plane with fellow pilot[s...] around him.' On reverse: Daily Sketch [Stamp].


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 356th Fighter Group 4th Fighter Group 334th Fighter Squadron 336th Fighter Squadron No 71 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-885105
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot-1055 Squadron Commander



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