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Lieutenant Froning of the 57th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force with his P-47 Thunderbolt (51, serial number 42-75546). Handwritten caption on reverse: '57th Ftr Grp, Lt Froning.'

P-47D-15-RE #42-75648 Code: #51
57th FG - 65th FS - 12th AF

Note the last digit of the serial number is "8" not "6" as in the original caption

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Lieutenant Froning of the 57th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force with his P-47 Thunderbolt (51, serial number 42-75546). Handwritten caption on reverse: '57th Ftr Grp, Lt Froning.'

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  • 57th Fighter Group

    57th Fighter Group

    Group
    The group was first activated as the 57th Pursuit Group in January 1941, flying P-40 Warhawks as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later assigned to the I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York.[3] It trained in New England and...

  • 65th Fighter Squadron

    65th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Formed as a P-40 Warhawk pursuit squadron in January 1941 as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York. Trained in New England and provided air defense of the northeast after the Japanese...

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Date Contributor Update
14 December 2016 01:19:08 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_fighters/p47_4.html

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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