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Lieutenant Edwin "Lucky" Wright witht the flak damaged engine of his P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-28794). Image stamped on reverse: 'Passed for publication 1 Nov 1944.' [stamp], '309013.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'LUCKY WRIGHT'S ESCAPE Lt "Lucky" Edwin Wright of [illegible], Ill, shows the hole in his plane which was made by flak when he was on his 39th mission- over Munster. This is the 6th time "Lucky Wright" has been hit by flak. To only 19yrs old her has 5 and a half months of combat to his credit and 39 missions. He belongs to a Republic Thunderbolt Squadron commanded by Major J Sherwood. Roger LIFE'



  • Edwin Wright

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Edwin Wright flew 88 missions in P-47 Thunderbolts over Europe during WWII. He left the Army in 1946 after the war and was again called up for the Korean Conflict in 1950. He retired from the US Air Force as a Major.


  • 42-28794

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 506FS, 404FG, 9AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:06 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection