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"The Republic P-47 'Stinky Poo!' (A/C 42-22482) of the 353rd Fighter Group made a belly landing at its base in England after returning from a mission over enemy territory. 14 October 1943." - Damaged by a Me109 on Schweinfurt raid landed on one of its undercarriage. Pilot Lt Robert P Geurtz, RTD.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A15444-69568AC.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron


  • 42-22482 'Stinky Poo' '5PO'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 3rd Air Divison, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
08 August 2017 17:16:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations