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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Captain Don S. Gentile formerly of the 4th Fighter Group with a P-51D Mustang painted to represent his P-51 nicknamed "Shangri-La", during a post-war tour, 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Don Gentile & his Z.I. P-51D. Post 4 FG tour. 1945. 21.83 aerial and 6 ground victories.'

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Units

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

People

  • Dominic Gentile

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Don Gentile was born on December 6, 1920, to Italian parents in Piqua, Ohio. As a boy, he had always been fascinated with flying and built, as his mother remembered, hundreds of model airplanes. Don used to say to his mother, “I hope someday I'll be...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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