FRE 2572


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A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 44-21175) commemorating the service of Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 56th Fighter Group and 479th Fighter Group, on display at the Eiffel Tower, 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'June 1945 - P-47H under the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.'


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Colonel Hubert Zemke of the 56th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'First Lieutenant Hub Zemke, US Army Air Corps, 8th Pursuit Group, Mitchel Field, Long Island, New York. Taken just before dispersal to England as an Observer to the Royal Air Force.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 479th Fighter Group 56th Fighter Group Headquarters (479th Fighter Group) Headquarters (56th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-022353
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commander; Pilot


Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:03

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection