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P-47 42-7888 'Luise' with S/Sgt's Raymond W Shepard and Tauno R Koski. 82FS, 78FG.



  • Tauno Koski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ground crew
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Raymond Shepard

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief / Line Chief
    Ray Shepard served as a Private, Corporal and Sergeant with the 49th Pursuit Squadron, 14th Pursuit Group at Hamilton Field, March Army Air Base and North Island San Diego before this group was redesignated as the 78th Fighter Group. With the 78th he...


  • 42-7888 Luise then Hell's Angel

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Initially assigned to MAj John Calderbank, HQ 78th Fighter Group who named it Luise. Reassigned to Lt. Karl Wagner who renamed it Hell's Angel. Finally transferred to 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group, 9th AF as O7-V and lost on 28th April...


Date Contributor Update
16 April 2021 18:18:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, person associations and aircraft associations