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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.

Major Gerald W. "Gerry" Johnson and ground crew of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, stand beside P-47 Thunderbolt, named "In The Mood", which was also painted with "Jackson County Michigan Fighter", 1943-1944.



  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron


  • Gerald Johnson

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Gerald W Johnson was the first Ace pilot of the 56th Fighter Group and the second fighter ace in the European Group. In February 1944, he was promoted to Major and became flight leader of the 63rd Fighter Squadron. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:27 AAM AAM ingest

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