P-47 Thunderbolt Pilot
Lieutenant Clarence "Herk" Blend of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, smiles as he poses next to a bulletin board, "Latest Flashes - News" that is hanging on the side of a building. He was the pilot of a Republic P-47 Thunderbolt that shot down a "Tony" (an Italian-designed Japanese fighter aircraft) while escorting several Consolidated B-24 Liberator aircraft over Wewak, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea), the previous day.
Image ID: 99986
Creation Date: 1943-12-02
Creator Name: Doyle, Robert
Collection Name: Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Original Format Type: negative, original
Original Format Number: M99-114, box 8, roll 16, neg 1604
Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches
Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.
Air pilots, Military
Clothing and dress
Military art and science
Signs and signboards
Signs and symbols
World War, 1939-1945
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