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First Lieutenant Millard of the 55th Fighter Group shows Captain Donald E. Penn a flak hole in his flight jacket from the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang. Printed caption on reverse: 'USSTAF Photo - 8th AF. Pro-HQ'45. 247. OWI Release. "Nuts To The Nazis" - quips 1st Lt. Millard V. Anderson, 1616 Linden Ave., Lynchburg, Va., in the cockpit of his P-51 Mustang, as he laughingly shows the frayed holes caused by flak fragments as he swept over a Nazi airdrome to shoot up a Focke Wulf 190 on the ground, just shortly after he had sent a twin-jet Messerschmitt 262 screaming out of the air. With him is Capt. Donald E. Penn, of Superior, Ariz., whose squadron - a unit of the Third Air Division's 55th Fighter Group - set a new Eighth Air Force record by getting seven "jet-jobs" in one day. Certified as having been passed by SHAEF Censor No. 40.' On reverse: 'Sacred' [Stamp].

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Units

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

People

  • Millard Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Donald Penn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    1 December 1943 crash landed P-38 in Kent on return from escort operation for B24 mission. Returned.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2017 16:27:56 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations and person associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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