FRE 2327


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Lieutenant Howard Hively of the 335th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group with his dog mascot "Duke" and a P-47 Thunderbolt at Debden, 1 October 1943. Passed for publication 1 Oct 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '1/10/43. Lt. Howard Hively, [aged] 28, 4TFO.' 'Printed caption on reverse: MASCOT WELCOMES THUNDERBOLT PILOT Associated Press Photo show: "Duke" Police dog mascot of a P-47 Thunderbolt Squadron in England, playfully tugs at a glove of Lt. Howard D. (Deacon) Hively, 28, of Athens, Chic., after the pilot had landed his fighter after a mission over enemy territory. The U.S. Eighth Air Force pilot is credited with destroying one FW-190. AKP/LFS 261023 On reverse: Associated Press and US Army Press Censor ETO [Stamps].


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Mascot
  • Nationality: British
  • Unit: 334th Fighter Squadron
  • Role/Job: Mascot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 4th Fighter Group 334th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (4th Fighter Group) No 71 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-885143
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot


  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 495th Fighter Training Group 4th Fighter Group 335th Fighter Squadron 551st Fighter Training Squadron



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