USAAF photographs

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  1. Kingscoy

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    Hello again,

    I just got these nice photo's.
    2/lt Alderman/ 391FS/ 366FG/ KIA, 16-11-1944 during the Hurtgen Wald battle
    Unknown pilot at P-47(look at that size of the Jug!!!)
    Lt Charles Shake/ 503FS/ 339FG

    I like the photo of the unknown pilot combining his flight equipment (British patern 41 life preserver)

    Kind regards from Holland,
    Sander
     

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  2. Wayne Little

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    Cool Pics mate!
     
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    Neat shots.
     
  5. Airframes

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    Nice photos', thanks Sander.
     
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    Very cool, thanks for sharing.
     
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    Very cool and many thanks for sharing!!!
     
  8. Kingscoy

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    You're welcome! It is of no use to ceep it all in my own archice/ collection if by sharing somebody else is helped.....or just for joy and interest!

    Cheers,

    Sander
     
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    The gentleman in the second shot standing beside the P-47 reminds me of Robert Johnson but the crafts nose markings are not correct.:dontknow:
     
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    #10 skipperbob, Jul 18, 2010
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    I was just going to say the same thing. He does bear a resemblance to Capt Johnson. Perhaps a very early pic of a P47 before markings were common?

    Also just noticed - is there something hanging under left wing or is that part of the backround? It certainly is not a bomb and doesn't look like any fuel tank I have ever seen. Just curious. I love these old pics that just show up suddenly, not having been seen by anyone for years! Makes you wonder what other treasures are out there.
     
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    It could well be Johnson. The white nose I.D. band is part overpainted in another colour, so possibly at the time of transistion to using Group colours on the nose of P47s. The object which appears to be something under the port wing I think might be a Nissen hut, or other structure in the background, partly obscured by the underwing stores pylon.
     
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    #12 Kingscoy, Jul 19, 2010
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    He sure looks like Johnson but I wasn't sure myself. I could well be him. As for the "ordanance" under the left wing. I also did noticed that when I scanned the photo. It surely is hanging on the left wing pylon but I have no idea of what it is....perhaps some sort of cluster weapons container?
    I have attached two close-ups of the pilot and the left wing...

    Cheers,
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    I think the 'container' might be a dinghy pack, which makes it possible that the nose band is the colours of the rescue unit, ASRS, Det B, 65 FW, based at Boxted. The nose band colours were red/white.
     
  14. Kingscoy

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    Yes...You're spot on. I just checked the website little friends. Several photo's show the dingy container on the P-47's.

    Thanks! Again learned something new!

    Cheers,
    Sander
     
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    You're welcome.
     
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    Good shots!
     
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