361st FG - Enlargement Page

Heavy though the aircraft was, the Thunderbolt could be tipped over, as 375th Squadron pilot Capt. William J. Shackelford discovered while landing his personal P-47D 42-75096, E2:D at Bottisham on 5 February 1944. Even so, he was rescued with only minor injuries and completed his tour credited with one enemy aircraft damaged in the air plus one destroyed and two damaged on the ground.(Casto)