No. 2267. Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star US Air Force
Republic AP-10 P-47 Thunderbolt US Air Force
Photographed over Germany, January 1950
Remarks by Jim Brink: "Taken January 1950 near Garmisch, Germany. Two P-80's of the 36th Fighter Group, Furstenfeldbruck, and two P47's of the 86th Fighter Group Munich Rheim, Germany. Taken as a publicity picture for the upcoming World Wide Gunnery Meet to be held at Nellis, AFB, Nevada, USA.
P-80 No.42 Pilot Jim Brink, Captain of the 36th FG Gunnery Team
A few months after this photo was taken, Lt. Phil Fryberger was flying my No.42 when he was run into in a mid air collision by Maj. Willis flying another P-80. Phil bailed out of No.42 and was uninjured on landing and Willis went back to flying the base Gooney Bird (C-47)."
Created March 8, 2003