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Colonel Ray J Stecker of the 365th Fighter Group straps Staff Sergeant Bailey R Ingram into the cockpit of his two- seat P-47 Thunderbolt. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 22 Nov 1944.'[stamp], 'Sacred.' [stamp] Printed caption on reverse: 'Two-seated P-47, Nov 22. Official 9th US Air Force photo. NINTH AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS, SOMEWHERE IN FRNACE.... A P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bomber, normally seating only the pilot, has been converted into a passenger plane at a Ninth Air Force base in Belgium. Colonel Ray J Stecker, Hazleton, Pa, the group commander, is shown adjusting the safety straps on his crew chief (right) Staff Sergeant Bailey R Ingram, 705 Hogan St, Jacksonville, Fla, seated in the passenger compartment. The plane is used by observers and correspondents on combat missions.'

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Colonel Ray J Stecker of the 365th Fighter Group straps Staff Sergeant Bailey R Ingram into the cockpit of his two- seat P-47 Thunderbolt. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 22 Nov 1944.'[stamp], 'Sacred.' [stamp] Printed caption on reverse: 'Two-seated P-47, Nov 22. Official 9th US Air Force photo. NINTH AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS, SOMEWHERE IN FRNACE.... A P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bomber, normally seating only the pilot, has been converted into a passenger plane at a Ninth Air Force base in B
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 388th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Aircraft Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group Headquarters (365th Fighter Group)
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Group Commander

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Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:15
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IWM, Roger Freeman Collection