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USAAF 9th AAF 366th Fighter Group nose art photo - 'Maggie'

USAAF 9th AAF 366th Fighter Group nose art photo - 'Maggie'

Code: P24215A-148

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Approximately 11.5 x 9cm.  Original image of a 389th Fighter Squadron Thunderbolt with nose art of a pistol-toting cow-girl and name 'Maggie'.  The pilot standing by the wing root is wearing a B-15 jacket, B-4 lifevest, A-11 helmet and British Mk.VIII goggles.  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 photographs. Stock code P24215A-148.