FRE 9448


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A fuel drop tank falling from the wing of a P-47 Thunderbolt of the 50th Fighter Group. Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for pubication 25 July 1944.' [stamp] and 342803.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'FRANKS WITH TANKS. Ground crew at a 8th Air Force Thunderbolt, P-47 base have various ways of making use of the 108 gallon gas tanks dropped by Thunderbolts. They use theese tanks as wardrobes, sleeping bunks etc. One of the 108 gallon gas tanks falling from a Thunderbolt at a 9th Air Force base.'


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Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:15

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection