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Lieutenant-Colonel Shannon Christian of the 351st Fighter Squadron, with a P-47 Thunderbolt of the 353rd Fighter Group. Image stamped with station censor: 'Not for publication. Passed for personal use only.' Veteran's handwritten caption on reverse: ' Lt Col. Christian.'



  • 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...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron


  • Shannon Christian

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ, 67FW, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:21:31 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection