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USAAF 9th AAF 366th Fighter Group nose art photo - 'Hey Bernice!

USAAF 9th AAF 366th Fighter Group nose art photo - 'Hey Bernice!"

Code: P24215A-151

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Approximately 11.5 x 9cm.  Good clear image of a Thunderbolt with nose art showing a Genie sitting next to a bottle out of which a naked woman is appearing.  The aircraft, named ' Hey Bernice!', was flown by Lt. Joe Richmond and he can be seen standing on the wing in his A-2 jacket, B-4 lifevest, British C-type helmet / Mk.VIII goggles and A-14 mask.  The 366th Fighter Group of the 9th AAF, known as the 'Gunfighters', was comprised of the 389th, 390th and 391st fighter squadrons.  Initially based at Membury in Dorset, they later moved to Thruxton in Hampshire and were heavily involved in the build-up to D-Day, moving to France on 17th June 1944 as ground support in the Battle of the Bulge.  Scarce original 'nose art photograph.  Stock code P24215A-151.