Franklin R Pursell

Military
P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft of the 78th Fighter Group at Duxford. Handwritten on slide casing:"3-12"

Object Number - FRE 5604 - P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft of the 83rd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group at Duxford. The middle aircraft is 43-25528 HL-H 'Noamie Vee' while the...

(See the book 'Eagles of Duxford' pages 65 & 70 for references to Lt Purcell) He was assigned on 4/29/44.

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Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Lil Eva
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Muscle Bound #2
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft of the 78th Fighter Group at Duxford. Handwritten on slide casing:"3-12"
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Noamie Vee
  • Unit: 36th Fighter Group 78th Fighter Group

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Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"

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Born

Maywood, Illinois

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Date22 May 2019 14:03:38
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Date27 Sep 2014 18:10:14
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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