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Placed under the 63rd FS section but in fact containing pilots from all three squadrons. (See enlargement for details). Despite the upper fuselage invasion stripes having been removed from the P-47, which would roughly date the photo as July 44; Charles Tucker was killed on 22 June 1944 in a mid-air collision with Mark Moseley. Tucker was flying 42-75282 LM-J_. The photo must therefore have been taken either on or shortly before 22 June.

Photo: Richard Wiggs

Additional information: Sitting (L-R): Darrell McMahan, 62nd; Dayton Sheridon, 62nd; Norwood Douglas, 63rd; Unknown; George Van Noy, 62nd; Billy Edens, 62nd; William McElhare, 62nd; Dick Warboys, 63rd; Eugene Timony, 63rd; George Bostwick, 62nd & 63rd; Charles Tucker, 62nd; Alexander Ferber, 63rd and Robert Magel.63rd. Sitting in cowling - currently unknown. Standing (L-R): James Lister, 63rd; Joe Curtis, 61st; Michael Jackson, 62nd; Jack Pierce, 62nd; and Jackie Carwell, 62nd. (Identified by Dick Warboys, 63rd FS on a visit to the 56th FG Museum at Halesworth.)

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