FRE 9513


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A crew chief of the 36th Fighter Group guides a P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-25729) off the runway on its return from a mission. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publciation 12 May 1944.' [stamp] and '320281.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'MOBILE AIR BASE READY FOR INVASION. Associated press photo shows: On their returnf from the mission, the planes are met by the crew chiefs who hop on the wing lie flat thus guide the plane back to its stand. The Thunderbolt's nose is so high that the pilot needs guidance as he taxis back, which is done Rodeo style.'


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