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  P-47D "Carter's Li'l Pill" Serial Number ?  
USAAF
5th AF
348th FG
340th FS

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Carter c1944

Aircraft History
Built by Republic. Painted with olive drab upper surfaces and a white tail section.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 348th Fighter Group, 340th Fighter Squadron. Assigned to William Otto Carter, Jr. who nicknamed the aircraft "Carter's Li'l Pill" after the popular regularity medicine named Carter's Little Liver Pills. The nickname was painted in white on both the left and right sides of the engine cowling. The second aircraft to bear this nickname, the first was Carter's P-47D 42-8066.

This aircraft operated from Saidor Airfield during April 5 - August 30, 1944 and Wakde Airfield circa May 26 - Aug 24, 1944.

Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Relatives
William Otto Carter, III (son of William Otto Carter, Jr.)
"My father had five different planes during his wartime service. His two planes were named "Carter's Lil' Pill", named after a popular "regularity" medicine which was popular back then."

References
Thanks to Otto Carter, III for additional information

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018

 

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