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Goin' feet-dry to do some no-limit German hunting.
I read one account of a P-47 strafing a German air field, hit a high tension wire and ripped off 4 ft. of one wing. Flew home, landed safely.
P47 with it's white phosphors rounds scared the crap out of the Germans.
Razorback on the prowl. Where's his wingman? Read of a P-47 pilot on his last mission before rotating home. Decided to beat up an airfield, took a hit and spent the remainder of the war a POW.
What was he hit with, an 88mm? Took a lot of damage to down a Jug. They could fly back to base with unbelievable damage. Some photos are so bad most people would think they were photo-shopped.
Taking the picture....
Maybe he is wing. Lead taking the photo.That was a helluva way to tour Europe.
Some odd pieces of this photo; unit markings, open cowl flaps, recognition stripes (if it is over Normandy the time is post D-Day).Very cool ship -D20-RE according to the ser number.
My grandfather said he loved seeing "jugs" overhead when he was in Europe.Here's something worth watching; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwqTN5fhMR8