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Old 13th March 2019, 19:19
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Thunderbolts of GCII/5

Without success I have found GCII/5 photos of its first Thunderbolts, Most sources indicate this unit operated the Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt GC II/5 Lafayette (from Amberien, France 1944). Can anyone confirm whether these were the Thunderbolts they received in 1944?

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Old 13th March 2019, 21:01
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Re: Thunderbolts of GCII/5

44-19558/20307 Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_fighters/p47_4.html

http://p-47.database.pagesperso-orange.fr/
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Re: Thunderbolts of GCII/5

Hi Keith. This says it is a D-model from II/5 on Corsica , 42-25829 was a D-22-RE with an odd camouflage scheme. II/3 Dauphine were also on Corsica then (at Alto with the 57FG) they had a few razor-backs like 42-26157 no. 63 (they had white side numbers like the 57th). Both unit's razorbacks had yellow bands in line with the 57th.
(Factory camouflage had been deleted in production as per the Erection and Maintenance manual with D-20-RE 42-25274 so these were painted afterwards).
This is the photo; the 57th squadrons were at Amendola ( a major B-17 base on the mainland, 2nd and 97th BGs) until they moved to Corsica in March 1944.

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https://www.worldwarphotos.info/gall...a-amendola-ab/

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Old 15th March 2019, 15:02
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Re: Thunderbolts of GCII/5

Saw this....

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/82/b7...2d5bf06ee8.jpg

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Re: Thunderbolts of GCII/5

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Without success I have found GCII/5 photos of its first Thunderbolts, Most sources indicate this unit operated the Republic P-47D-28-RE Thunderbolt GC II/5 Lafayette (from Amberien, France 1944). Can anyone confirm whether these were the Thunderbolts they received in 1944?

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You probably mean Ambérieu in département (district etc.) Ain in SE France, close to Switzerland.

Nevertheless we know almost anything is possible in matters of location names, and misspelling is commonplace, in particular between u and n.
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