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Lieutenant Edwin "Lucky" Wright witht the flak damaged engine of his P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-28794). Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 1 Nov 1944.' [stamp], '309013.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'LUCKY WRIGHT'S ESCAPE Lt "Lucky" Edwin Wright of [illegible], Ill, shows the hole in his plane which was made by flak when he was on his 39th mission- over Munster. This is the 6th time "Lucky Wright" has been hit by flak. To only 19yrs old her has 5 and a half months of combat to his credit and 39 missions. He belongs to a Republic Thunderbolt Squadron commanded by Major J Sherwood. Roger LIFE'

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Lieutenant Edwin "Lucky" Wright witht the flak damaged engine of his P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-28794). Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 1 Nov 1944.' [stamp], '309014.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'LUCKY WRIGHT'S ESCAPE Lt "Lucky" Edwin Wright, just over 19 yrs. old, just returned from his 39th mission- over Munster. He got hit by flak but continued on his mission dropped his bombs, did a spot of strafing and retuned. When he got back he found a hole 8ins. in diameter
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 404th Fighter Group 506th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-671564
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 404th Fighter Group 506th Fighter Squadron

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Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection