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The early marks of the were not impressive, mainly due to the underpowered Allison engine. However, when some genius mated the Rolls-Royce Merlin to the airframe, the resulting fighter was completely tranformed.

July 1944 : Pastor Franck J. Landolt celebrates mass near a P-47 Thunderbolt belonging to the 510th Fighter Squadron (405th Fighter Group), at the A-08 Airfield (Picauville)

July 1944 : Pastor Franck J. Landolt celebrates mass near a Thunderbolt belonging to the Fighter Squadron Fighter Group), at the Airfield (Picauville)

A Few Hours Before D-Day - Paratroopers and Air Crewmen of Pathfinder Team #2 of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment - 82nd Airborne Division on the evening of Monday, June 5, 1944, shortly before taking off to go to France. They are posing in front of aircraft #42-93096, a Douglas C-47A. Photo Credit: The National WWII Museum

Paratroopers and aircrew of Pathfinder Team of the Parachute Infantry Regiment, - Airborne Division prepare for takeoff on June

Tuskegee Airmen Col. Benjamin O. Davis and Edward C. Gleed in Ramitelli, Italy in March 1945. Col. Davis was the Commanding Officer of the 332nd Fighter Group. Mr. Gleed was Group Operations Officer. P-5/D, “Creamer’s Dream,” is in the background. Photo by Toni Frissell.

Benjamin O. Davis & Edward C. Gleed in Ramitelli, Italy in March Col. Davis was the Commanding Officer of the Fighter Group - the Tuskegee Airmen. Gleed was Group Operations Officer. “Creamer’s Dream,” is in the background.

Major Charles J. Rosenblatt with his crew  His crew were Sergeant Perdue and Sergeant Culver. Rosenblatt was born in Tampa and was a long-time resident of Jacksonville. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years and was a fighter pilot during both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He received two distinguished flying crosses, the Air Medal, and three Oak Leaf Clusters in World War II alone. He was credited with destroying four Nazi planes and damaging three others (1944).

Major Charles J. Rosenblatt with his crew, Sergeant Perdue and Sergeant Culver, are shown here applying a Nazi symbol to the side of an aircraft, designating it as destroyed. Rosenblatt was born in…