367TH FIGHTER GROUP
"THE DYNAMITE GANG"
P38 & P47 VETERANS IN WORLD WAR 2
392nd Fighter squadron--393rd Fighter Squadron--394th Fighter Squadron
LOCKHEED P-38J LIGHTNING
The first American twin-engine fighter , the P-38 was introduced in 1937 and remained in production until 1945.
It's futuristic contour helped make it one of the war's best known aircraft. Placement of the P-38's four fifty
caliber machine guns and 20mm canon along the pilot's sight line at the front of the fuselage gave it a combat
advantage, and helped it attain one of the most impressive combat records of any fighter in the Pacific.
The lightning was extensively used as a strafing and photo reconnaissance plane, long range escort fighter
and low level support in both the Europeon and Pacific theaters
REPUBLIC P-47D THUNDERBOLT
The Thunderbolt was the largest and heaviest single-engine fighter of the war.
A supercharged 18 cylinder 2,000-hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800 engine made the P-47
the most powerful American fighter of the era. Armed with up to eight machine guns
(and capable of being equipped with 2 bombs or 10 rockets), the P-47 was used in both
theaters of the conflict as a fighter, low level attack,inteceptor and escort plane
serving with American, British, French and Soviet units. The Thunderbolt shown features
a later Plexiglas bubble canopy, which greatly improved visibility for the pilot.
ANYONE KNOWING OF A VETERAN WHO WAS IN THIS FIGHTER GROUP,
PLEASE CONTACT THE PERSONS LISTED HERE
Patrick Kelly Vernon J. Truemper
21296 U.S. Highway 52 1316 Anthony Place
MtCarroll IL 61053 Camanche, IA 52730-2039
Patrick maintains the 367th archives.If anyone has photos or documents that they
they no longer want, he will be happy to receive them and keep them with the 367th
We are also trying to maintain a database of all persons who were in the
367th Fighter Group.
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