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Lt. Walter R Frederick, [ Plymouth Meeting, PA ]. 63rd Fighter Squadron. P-47D 42-26059 UN-I "Quaker Schlemiel". Lt. Frederick was raised a Quaker and is seen here with his crew chief, name as yet unknown. Schlemiel is Yiddish for a habitual bungler or gullible person.



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18 May 2016 09:56:35 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations