Bette of Brooklyn

Lt. James D. Hastin posing with his P-47D "Bette of Brooklyn", 42-75174, coded B7:T. His sole enemy aircraft claim was an Me109 shared with Lt. Henry B. Lederer on 30 January 1944. After being forced down near Evreux on 8 June 1944, Hastin was eventually sent to Buchenwald but, mercifully, the Luftwaffe later transferred him to Stalag Luft III. (Screws)