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Gabreski's P-47D-25
« on: January 18, 2024, 06:47:54 PM »
Republic P-47D-25-RE, 56thFG 61stFS, #42-26418, "HV-A", Boxted, Jun 1944.  Flown by Lt Col Francis S. "Gabby" Gabreski, CO of the 61st FS.

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Gabreski was the leading American air ace in Europe with a score of 28 kills when he was captured after having crash-landed his plane after a strafing run on what was to have been his last mission.  As the USAAF's leading ace of the ETO, he was set to return home to help sell war bonds.  He was to depart from the air base at Boxted, England, on July 20 for 30 days' leave.  At the last moment, he asked to go along on a mission to escort
B-24 Liberator bombers that would attack railroad yards near Frankfurt, Germany.  After the bombers completed their run, he strafed an airfield seven miles west of Koblenz, but he came in too low and his engine was damaged when his propeller struck the ground.  He crash-landed in a wheat field and spent 5 days evading capture, but was eventually picked up by a farmer and turned over to German authorities.  He spent 10 months as a prisoner of war.


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Re: Gabreski's P-47D-25
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2024, 07:09:16 PM »
Oh my lawd
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Re: Gabreski's P-47D-25
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2024, 07:16:13 PM »
Gorgeous!
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Re: Gabreski's P-47D-25
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2024, 08:01:25 PM »
Fantastic! Excellent work.

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Re: Gabreski's P-47D-25
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2024, 08:03:36 PM »
LOOKS AWSOME !!!!
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Re: Gabreski's P-47D-25
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2024, 08:35:23 PM »
 :aok

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Re: Gabreski's P-47D-25
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2024, 09:17:36 PM »
Awesome Oboe! :aok
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Re: Gabreski's P-47D-25
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2024, 11:02:24 PM »
Welp…new D25 skin  :x
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Re: Gabreski's P-47D-25
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2024, 01:29:35 AM »
Very nice job on the skin Oboe, sure to be popular in the MA.

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Re: Gabreski's P-47D-25
« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2024, 05:41:17 PM »
Great job.
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Re: Gabreski's P-47D-25
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2024, 11:19:32 AM »
Great job.

Thanks guys. 

Vraciu I though sure you would sign up for the scenario - so many of your 4th FG P-51 skins will be in play -- it'll be great to see all of them flying together.   And I'm already seeing players out practicing in the 479th '38 skin...

Could use more '51 drivers with your skill.

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Re: Gabreski's P-47D-25
« Reply #11 on: January 20, 2024, 12:31:25 PM »
You are most kind.

I'll look into it.  If I'm available I'll try to be there.  Meat in the seat. Lol
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