FRE 9683


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The wreck of a P-47 Thunderbolt of the 358th Fighter Group that has crash landed at Shorne. Image stamped on reverse: 'Kent Messenger.' [stamp], 'Not to be published 5 Jan 1943.' [stamp] and 298677.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'HE SHOULD KNOW: "Well then I've had a slight crash and I'm slightly injured, drawled the American pilot of this Thunderbolt which crashed at Shorne, near Gravesend. He tried to land on the main roac but had to swerve when a lorry appeared. The pilot was taken to Hospital with a broken arm and other injuries.' See also Media item


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The insignia of the 358th Fighter Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter


A crashed P-51 Mustang (CP-X, serial number 42-75080) of the 367th Fighter Squadron, 358th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force.
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 358th Fighter Group 367th Fighter Squadron


Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ChangesChanges to caption and unit associations

"Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Bishop & Hey

Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:18
ChangesAAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection