Lieutenant Colonel Jim Daley of the 371st Fighter Group climbs out of his P-47 Thunderbolt after a mission. Image stamped on reverse: 'Keystone Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for publication 11 Aug 1944.' [stamp] and '349044.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'MEET LT COL DALEY OF 9TH AIR FORCE FIGHTER GROUP NO BASE IN NORMANDY. Photo shows: Lt Col Jim Daley gets out of his Thunderbolt. He is the group deputy CO and comes from Amarillo, texas.' 'Texas Reply' is more than likely 4W-D(Bar) P-47D-20-RE 42-76522, which Daley flew on the majority of his missions with the 406th. of 406FS, 371FG, 9AF. Lt Col William James 'Jim' Daley.
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- Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
- Nationality: American
- Unit: 4th Fighter Group 335th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (371st Fighter Group) No 121 'Eagle' Squadron
- Service Numbers: O-885103
- Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
- Role/Job: Pilot
Roger Freeman Photo.
Source is 406th FG Mission Report #3, April 1944, where aircraft assignments, tail numbers and block numbers are listed.
IWM, Roger Freeman Collection