FRE 2777


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Lieutenant Quince Brown and pilots of the 84th Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group with a P-47 Thunderbolt nicknamed "Okie". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Quince Brown.'


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First Lieutenant Quince L. Brown of the 84th Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, with P-47 Thunderbolt (WZ-J, serial number 42-74753) probably at Duxford air base. 1943-1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '50203 USAF - Europe - First man in the European theatre to destroy four German planes on one day while flying a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt fighter is 1/Lt. Quince L. Brown, Jr. of Bristow, Okla. He is pictured here with his dog, right next to his plane insignia "OKIE". For 19 long months a fligh
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 495th Fighter Training Group 84th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18031550 / O-412502
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot


Date: 2 Feb 2015 09:59:58

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection