Re:P-47M-1-RE...question about photo from Squadron Signal no 208
Regardless of where the photo was taken, the caption is a work of fiction; or at least very poor guesswork. To start with, Lanowski flew HV-Zbar Silver Lady and not HV-Z Lucky Lady. As there is no squadron code or serial number visible, the P-47D cannot even be attributed to the 61st FS. Secondly, Vogt was not with the 56th FG when they were flying the M model so the one visible will possibly be 44-21178 or 44-21198, both assigned to Lt. Vernon A Smith at one time or another. Unfortunately I am in France for a few days so cannot check my records but when I get home, I will check on Vogt's service dates.