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USAAF 9th AAF 366th fighter group nose art photo, 'Dee Dee'


Code: P24215A-157

Approximately 11.5 x 9.5cm.  Good clear image of a P-47 Thunderbolt with cowling nose art showing a seated woman with her dress pulled up, the wording "My Achin' back", alongside the name 'Dee Dee'.  The pilot, 1st Lt. R.A. Krug is standing next to the artwork in his B-15 jacket, A-11 helmet,  A-14 mask and British Mk.VIII flying goggles.  Officially captioned at the bottom.  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-157.