Dwarfed by his personal mount, P-47D “Goona”, 42-22784, coded E9:C, Maj. Roy B. Caviness awaits his turn to take off on the Group’s first mission, 21 January 1944. On returning from the Chartres mission of 17 March 1944, Maj. Caviness was forced to make a one-wheel landing, but managed to get “Goona” down safely, with minimal damage. (Rames)