361st FG - Enlargement Page

“Baby Margene”, 42-75560, E2:G, Lt. Eugene Cole’s personal P-47D finished up a battered wreck on 2 May 1944. While landing at Bottisham after a mission, Lt. Jack S. Crandell of the 375th undershot the runway and crashed through the perimeter hedge beside the Bottisham - Little Wilbraham road. Within a matter of days, the P-47 would be replaced by a new P-51B, 42-106778, which would later carry the same name and codes.(Cole)