USAAF Nose Art Research Project


Scarsdale Legionnaire
P-47D-2-RE 42-8390

353rd Fighter Group, 352nd Squadron

Scarsdale Legionnaire
One of 65 Thunderbolt P47s purchased through War Bonds by residents of Scarsdale, NY, it crashed on take off at Raydon when its left tyre blew out on 22 April 1944. The pilot 1Lt Robert Guertz escaped but the aircraft was destroyed, having swerved off the runway and nosed over.


© Ray Bowden 9 August 2022