USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Employees of Oil-o-Matic
P-47D-5-RE 42-8593

358th Fighter Group, 365th Fighter Squadron

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Purchased through War Bonds made by employees of the Williams Oil-o-Matic factory, Bloomington, New York. Assigned to 358th Fighter Group based at Raydon, England it was shot down by flak on 3 February 1945 while protecting the bombers on a massive raid on Berlin. Pilot was killed.

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© Ray Bowden 24 February 2024