Allied aircraft in Germany during World War II. P-47D of the 386th Fighter squadron, 365th Fighter Group nicknamed "PEE-WEE" (right side) and "Peggy Short" (left side) parks on Fritzlar Air Base, Germany. Crew chief rides on left wing to help pilot maneuver in the tight quarters, due to war damage obstructing the field. A confiscated German car pulls up near the aircraft. Pilot gets into the cockpit of P-47 aircraft. He wears his flight gear. Engine starts and aircraft takes off. P-47 aircraft lands after a short flight. 386th Fighter Squadron P-47Ds land and taxi along the airstrip.
United States Army Air Forces operations in Germany during final days of World War 2 in Europe. United States Army Air Force P-47 Thunderbolts taxiing on a ramp in front of an open hangar at Fritzlar Air Base. A group of crew chiefs conversing. Trees in the foreground. P-47 takes off. Crewmen pushing a bomb trailer. A crew chief reading the pony edition of the "Times." Mechanics work on jeeps. An airman, followed by a pet dog, climbs steps to a trailer. Enlisted man talking to a Tech Sergeant who leans out window of a building. An L-5 liaison airplane taxis in a parking area. Three U.S. soldiers walking across the perimeter strip. Enlisted men shake hands with pilot of the L-5, who carries a German cavalry sword as a souvenir. They walk into building through door with sign reading: : "Colonel Stecker, Commanding." (Colonel Ray Stecker is Commander, U.S. 365th Fighter Group, of the 84th Fighter Wing.) ground crewman washes down ramp with a hose. P-47 and refueling truck in background.
P-47D Thunderbolt fighters of the 386th Fighter Squadron (coded "D5"), 365th Fighter Group, in Germany, in final days of World War 2, in Europe. The P-47s take off from a runway carrying bombs. A P-47 without bombs taxis after landing. Note: Location is possibly at Fritzlar Airfield (Y-86)
United States Army Air Forces aircraft in Germany during World War 2. U.S. P-47 Thunderbolt aircraft landing on a runway. An antiaircraft machine gun and crew seen intermittently in the foreground. After the landing P-47s clear the runway, others, that were lined up waiting, take off.
U.S. Army Air Forces mechanics performing routine maintenance on a P-47 fighter airplane in Germany during World War 2. A crew chief wipes off the engine cowling, which has been removed from the airplane. A mechanic makes adjustments to the engine. A pilot, in leather jacket, paints paints an area in red on the fuselage, below the cockpit.
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