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

A P-47 Thunderbolt (VM-P_), nicknamed "Kokoma", of the 551st Fighter Training Squadron, 495th Fighter Training Group, flown by General William E. Kepner, 25 March 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: '495 FG, 551 FS, P-47D Kokomo.' Printed caption on reverse: '62658 AC - General Kepner's Republic P-47 Thunderbolt "Kokoma" at an airbase in England, 25 March 1945. 2nd Bomb Division, 8th Air Force. Please Credit: "Official U.S. Air Force Photo."' .



  • 2nd Bomb Division

    2nd Bomb Division

    The groups under the command of the 2nd Bomb Wing came under the command of the 2nd Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 2nd Air Division.

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

  • 551st Fighter Training Squadron


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:04 AAM AAM ingest

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