FRE 9487


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Colonel John R Murphy of the 365th Fighter Group, examines a whistle he made and attached to his P-47 Thunderbolt. Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 22 Nov 1944.' [stamp] and 'Sacred.' [stamp]. Printed caption on reverse: 'Ger. Incend Shell on P...47. Nov 22. NINTH AIR FORCE HEADQUARTERS SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE. Lieutenant Colonel John R Murphy, Minot N,D, a Ninth Air Force P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bomber, examines the "screamer" whistle he devised from a German incendiary shell. When his unit moved onto a former Luftwaffe field, the colonel found a cluster of the shells and attacked one to the bomb shackle of his plane.'


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 365th Fighter Group 404th Fighter Group 388th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (365th Fighter Group) Headquarters (404th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-24928
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot/Squadron Commander/Group Commander


Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:06

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection