P-47 aircraft take off from the muddy air base in Chievres Belgium.
Chievres Belgium Date:1944, December Duration:1 min 58 sec Sound:NO SOUND
P-47 aircraft of the U.S. Army Air Forces 365th and 368th Fighter Groups taking off and landing at the Chievres Airfield (A-84) in Chièvres Belgium, during World War II. P-47 Thunderbolt airplanes take off from the muddy air base. Trees in the background. Airplanes parked on the air base show nose art including "Slick Chick" (piloted by 368th Fighter Group Commander, Lt. Col. Frank Perego). Airplanes in formation. Military vehicle pass on the air base and a P-47 takes off. Visible in the distance near the end of the clip is the parked P-47 "Arkansas Traveler" of the 396th Squadron (pilot Paul Douglas).
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