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  P-47D "Frankie IV" Serial Number ? Nose 39
USAAF
5th AF
348th FG
341st FS
"Black Jack"

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1943

Pilot History
Samul Blair claimed a total of seven victories. He survived the war, and passed away in the 1980s.

Aircraft History
Built by Republic. Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 348th Fighter Group, 341st Fighter Squadron. Assigned to Samuel V. Blair and nicknamed "Frankie IV". Previously, he had flown P-47D "Frankie" 42-8130 and P-47D "Frankie II".

Relatives
Rocky Harrell adds: "My father, Sgt. Robert P. Harrell, was the armorer for this plane."

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Last Updated
January 9, 2018

 

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