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manayunkman

Nice size photo of a P-47 flying over Hitlers house 9 days after the war.

 

If anyone knows anything about the squadron involved please let me know.

 

This photo is one of several.

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Alex Boban

Nice pic!

I'd say 57th FG / 65th FS based on the tail markings and nose art.

Possibly P47D-30-RE 44-21056 'Jeanie'?

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manayunkman
12 minutes ago, Alex Boban said:

Nice pic!

I'd say 57th FG / 65th FS based on the tail markings and nose art.

Possibly P47D-30-RE 44-21056 'Jeanie'?

Many thanks for that ID.

 

I was thinking it might have been a photo reconnaissance unit.

 

I believe the nose art is Indian warrior.

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Garandomatic

Pretty sure that's the squadron insignia. A red fighting c o c k. Forum might replace that if i made it one word. I believe the art was taken from a whiskey of a simialr name.  57th FG had a thing about their squadron insignia being on the nose. My 57th pilot was out of the war by then,  but his P40s and P47s had a scorpion on the nose for the 64th.

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manayunkman
1 hour ago, Garandomatic said:

Pretty sure that's the squadron insignia. A red fighting c o c k. Forum might replace that if i made it one word. I believe the art was taken from a whiskey of a simialr name.  57th FG had a thing about their squadron insignia being on the nose. My 57th pilot was out of the war by then,  but his P40s and P47s had a scorpion on the nose for the 64th.


Thanks Garand.

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Garandomatic

As i recall... the 65th's officer's club had a wing made out of a German plane's wing. I think it also served as a kill board. Had the men, their victories, and the red rooster insignia. My 64th guy had a large poster of it. Remind me and I'll post a pic of it here.

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phantomfixer

Thats a great p[ic, excellent detail.... the pilot looking over his shoulder at the rubble, kinda cool....

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US82Bravo

Photos from the 57th Fighter Group site  -  

http://www.57thfightergroup.org/pictures.html  -  

 

Second group of photos  -  Belly On Up To The Bar - 57th Fighter Group Libation Stations.

 

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64th Squadron

 

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65th Squadron

 

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66th Squadron - Caption "66th Fighter Squadron Bar - Messerschmitt Me-109 wing."

 

 

Larrry

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manayunkman

That wing bar is far out!

 

And the little statue of their squadron emblem.

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