Fighter-Bomber Group Association
Most of you are familiar with A-36 and
P-47 prints commissioned by Dr. John Thompson and John Dolny and sold as a
money-raiser in the early days of the Association. The P-47 prints were
obtained from an original painting provided by Crew Chief H. E. “Brad”
Bradford. The print reflects the P-47 as flown by John Dolny (now
Major General), marked with the name Sandra Lee for his niece, with his
aircraft number 70, and with a candystriped tail. A numbered limited
edition of this print, personally autographed by John, Brad, and Sandra Lee,
will soon be available.
The picture comes with
(1) a certificate confirming that it is a limited edition, (2) background
information on the three signers, plus (3) photographs of the three
individuals taken during WWII. This is a fund raising endeavor – the cost of
the package is $30.00 plus shipping expenses of approximately $5.00. All
proceeds will be credited to the 86th FBG Association.
To obtain one of these fine prints, contact:
The 86th Fighter Group in WWII
Shipping end of December!
The men as well as the machines they flew are carefully presented in a
comprehensive, fully photographically documented format. Included are
numerous, never-before-told personal accounts of combat and life in the
86th, woven in with the historical text researched and written by Steve
Luce, a son of one of the group's pilots Lt. Warren Luce. Profiles of
select colorful aircraft, their A-36s and P-47 Thunderbolts, are vividly
illustrated by Terry Higgins.
Training was in Meridian, Mississippi in 1942 with A- 36s.
They were first deployed in 1943 to North Africa and later to Italy and
Corsica flying the P-47 in the MTO. Early 1945 found the active and
effective 86th in France and Germany until war's end. The unit's complete
known victory list is published herein. Explore their entire story through
this photo-rich historical presentation of one of WWII's successful
Fighter Bomber Groups.
8.5" X 11", 144 pages, laminated hard cover, 200 photos, Color aircraft
profiles of A-36s and P-47s, plus scrap views of their spectacular nose
art. ISBN 0-9721060-8-1 $34.95
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