GABRESKI - P-47
61FS, 56FG 8th AF
Flown by Col. Francis "Gabby" Gabreski
Gabreski accumulated 28 aerial and 2.5 ground victories with Zemke's Wolfpack until Gabreski got too low on a strafing run on July 20, 1944 and fouled his propeller on the ground and finished the war as a POW earning him the title of the highest scoring ace of the European Theatre. Gabreski later became an ace in Korea flying F-86's.
One of our most elaborate panels, with 3 access doors. There are 3 more kill flags added in another later photo.
GABRESKI - Nose Art Panel by GARY VALESCO (p-47 Thunderbolt:
56th Fighter Group: 61st Fighter Squadron :8thAirforce)@vbader.com