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2LT Robert S. Johnson of the 61st Fighter Squadron, 56th FG climbs into his P-47C, May 1943.

IWM catalogue record

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

Pilot of the 56th Fighter Group climbs into cockpit of P-47 Thunderbolt.

Connections

Units

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    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...

People

  • Robert Johnson

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Robert S Johnson enlisted in 1941 and shortly selected for flying training as a bomber pilot, he was commissioned in July 1942. In January 1943, he was assigned to the 56th Fighter Group and travelled with them to England, he was unqualified to fly...

Aircraft

  • 41-6235 Half Pint

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Robert S. Johnson's aircraft from c. March 1943 to 26 June 1943. Assigned to 36 F/G & lost 13 Aug 44

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 January 2015 13:53:03 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2014 21:42:01 Gerry Asher Changes to caption
Sources

BEWARE THE THUNDERBOLT by David McLaren

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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