Wednesday, 16 December 2009

P-47 in Normandy

'Life' picture of a P-47 receiving maintenance in Normandy ..note the spiral on the propeller hub, the 'check' cowling flaps and the Cletrac M2 tracked vehicle. This Razorback is a 9th AF 366th FG machine. The 366th FG was established at Advanced Landing Ground A-1 (St. Pierre du Mont) by 20 June 1944. The 366th sported white trim on the cowling and the white band on the tail. And all three FSs in the Group had the spiral on the prop spinner, although only the 390th FS had the alternately-painted black-and-white cowl flaps. Click on the pics for a larger image...

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