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Ground crew of the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, with P-47 Thunderbolt nose art "Happy". Winter 1943 - 1944. This was one of a series of nose art pieces that depicted characters from Disney's 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs'. Left to right they are: Philip Marchese, Sergeant Earl 'Rabbit' Martin, Technical Sergeant James Argiropulos and Sergeant Elvin Shipp. The pilot of this aircraft (PZ-H, serial number 42-5183) was Lieutenant Edwin L. Heller.
The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...
Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
Edwin Heller was born in Philadelphia in 1918. He entered the service in February 1942 and graduated from flying school 12 months later. After transitioning to P-47s he joined the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, at Republic Field, Long...