P-47 Pilots ot the 57th Fighter Group talk with their crew chiefs before a mission, at Alto Airfield, Corsica, in World War II
Corsica France Date:1944 Duration:2 min 43 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Corps (USAAC) Captain Melvin J. Hitchcock of the 66th Fighter Squadron, 57th Fighter Group, in cockpit of his P-47, talks to crew chief, before a mission. 12th Air Force patch seen on his left shoulder. Other pilots in cockpits talk to their respective crew chiefs.One pilot is smoking a cigar and passes it to his crew chief who looks askance at it . Crew chief stands on wing of P-47, putting cowling on engine. Insignia of the 65th Fighter Squadron is seen on the aircraft.
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