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P-47 Thunderbolt Pilot



P-47 Thunderbolt Pilot
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Title: P-47 Thunderbolt Pilot
Description: 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:
December 2, 1943 
Creator
Name:
Doyle, Robert
Collection
Name:
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
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.
Subjects: Buildings
Hats
Air pilots, Military
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography
Officers
Signs and signboards
 

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