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"This is a muzzle end view of three bazooka guns mounted on the wing struts of a Piper Cub Artillery liaison plane somewhere in France. Three launchers are attached to each wing of the plane. U.S. Army 9th Air force Service Command Armament specialists initiated and developed the idea of converting a few of the light craft into rocket firing planes. The guns may be fired individually or in salvo. Sights are left on launcher to aid bore-sighting."



  • 42-15188 'Rosie The Rocketer'

    L-4 Grasshopper
    Assigned to 71st Observation Sqn. Fitted with 6 x Bazookas, Flown by Major 'Bazooka Charlie Carpenter, claiming 2 x immobilised Panther tanks during the Battle of Arracourt near Nancy, France. 20 September 1944. Transferred to 449BS 322BG 9AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
21 May 2018 15:13:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations