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P-47 Thunderbolt- Gabby Gabreski, 56th FG
Gabby Gabreski was the top American ace of the ETO. He flew P-47s with the storied 56th FG, perhaps the most feared and best known FG of the war in the European skies. Gabby actually bgan his career witht he attack on Pearl Harbor, and his squadron of P-36s attempted to intercept the Japanese, but by the time they were airborne the Japanese had withdrawn. Gabby, while stationed in Hawaii, took a job as a liason officer with the Poles flying in the RAF with 303 Squadron, and flew 20 missions with them. He only saw combat once with the RAF, and over-eager flying left him without any kills. By the time the Americans joined the air war, Gabreski was brought back into the fold of the Army Air Force. With outstanding wingmen like Hub Zemke, the 56ths CO, Robert Johnson, and David Schilling, Gabreski and his fellow aviators began inflicting major blows to any Luftwaffe they encountered, with all 4 men combining for over 100 enemy shot down. With 28 kills to his name, Gabby was set to go home, but decided to fly one last mission. It was during this mission that Gabby began a strafing run over a Luftwaffe aerodrome. Suddenly, his plane malfunctioned, and began to vibrate so severe he crashed into the foreign teritorry. Gabby would end WWII as a POW... but his time in combat wasnt over yet. In Korea, GAbby scored 6.5 more kills, becoming one of only 7 Americans to become aces in two seperate wars. Though he had a reputation for seeking personal glory, he was by far one of America's best fighter pilots of all time.
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  April 16, 2012
!!!!!
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  December 16, 2011
thanks all, I was happy that the camoflauge turned out the way it did, I was sort of worried it wouldnt look right. Something that is pretty cool in my book is that the 56th FG let their pilots get very creative witht heir camoflauge, some had a dark blue/light blue scheme that is incredible! I think it was flown by David Schilling or Hub Zemke, but you can bet I will be making it soon!
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  December 16, 2011
Quoting Scott Bertaut Nice job, I see you used that technique again for your drop tank. Hope you don't mind if I borrow it, it's much better then mine. I would like to see I picture of the bottom of this plane too if you can, I want to compare your rocket design with mine. Great job on the paint job!
Please feel free to borrow anything you like! i will add some pictures of the bottom side as well!
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Josh Guilbert
  December 15, 2011
Awsome work!
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  December 15, 2011
Great work, love the colour scheme!
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  December 15, 2011
Nice job, I see you used that technique again for your drop tank. Hope you don't mind if I borrow it, it's much better then mine. I would like to see I picture of the bottom of this plane too if you can, I want to compare your rocket design with mine. Great job on the paint job!
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  December 15, 2011
This is very, very impressive:D
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  December 15, 2011
The best p-47 i've ever seen. You did an awesome job on the wings, especially the markings. Keep up the awesome work!!
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  December 15, 2011
Excellent work on re-creating the "Jug's" beast-like proportions! My favorite part is the realistic color scheme. Great job all around!
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  December 15, 2011
wow very nice, you even got the d-day stipes right. Good Job :D
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  December 15, 2011
Well done! I love the whole design! Good camo colors too.
 
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