A note on sources and credits

As far as possible photographs that are not mine are posted here with permission; thank you to all contributors to 'Jet & Prop', especially photographers Tad Dippel, Neil Cotten and Nico Charpentier, the editor of the magnificent 'Avions' magazine Michel Ledet and Jean-Yves Lorant, author, researcher and archivist at the Service Historique de la Défense, Paris. Images from the IWM and Roger Freeman collections are published here under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Licence. Occasionally some images on this site have been 'reposted' from facebook or ebay. They are used non-commercially in an educational context to depict historical events. If such is deemed necessary they can be removed on simple request. Contact me at falkeeins at aol.com. All rights reserved.

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...