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Capt. John C Fahringer, Lima, OH. 63rd Fighter Squadron. P-47M 44-21160 UN-F "Devastatin' Deb". Capt. Fahringer was flying this a/c when he downed an Me262 on 5 April 1945. Earlier, on 25 March 1945, Maj. George E Bostwick downed one Me262 and damaged another whilst flying this same a/c. Regrettably no photos are available of this one at the moment but details of the markings were obtained from the late Capt. Fahringer by Bob McCormack and Crew Chief Richard Leo. See enlargement for details.

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Additional data: Note for modellers: Names under canopy read Capt. J. C. Fahringer Pilot; S/Sgt. J. DeShasier, C. Chief; Cpl. W.C.Scheide, Arm. These markings together with "Devastatin' Deb" were in Insignia Yellow. Post-VE day, this a/c had 4 kill markings, anti-buzz codes under wing, fin fillet added, fuselage codes outlined red and also several bullet holes unrepaired from previous strafing.

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