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"T/Sgt. Robert N. Nash, Rapid City, SD., installs rocket tubes onto a P-47 fighter bomber at this advanced first TAC AF fighter field in France. The tenacious, hard-hitting P-47s strafing and bombing the enemy on this front, press home the air war with triple-threat intensity vis machine gun, bomb and rockets."

- P-47D 'Tish VII' W3-F 44-197?7 assigned to the 313FS, 50FG.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 50th Fighter Group

    50th Fighter Group

    Before the build-up to D-Day, the group were based in the United States as part of the Fighter School Command and the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics. In spring 1944 though, like so many other fighter and bomb groups, the 50th Fighter Group...

  • 313th Fighter Squadron


  • Lymington

    Military site : airfield
    Used by US units including the 50th Fighter Group. The present-day private grass airstrip is to the north of the Second World War airfield site.


Date Contributor Update
20 May 2018 19:35:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations