P-47D Thunderbolt aircraft of the USAAF 358th Fighter Group, Toul Air Base, France, Jan 1945

Caption   P-47D Thunderbolt aircraft of the USAAF 358th Fighter Group, Toul Air Base, France, Jan 1945 ww2dbase
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Added Date 16 Feb 2008
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1. James Mathews says:
31 Dec 2008 06:29:23 AM

My father my have worked on this airplane. He was an armorer with the 366th during WWII. His name was C.J. Mathews.
2. Anonymous says:
20 Mar 2009 12:54:51 PM

My father Walter Schukantz knows your dad.
3. Gary Schukantz says:
20 Mar 2009 01:01:14 PM

My Father Walter Schukantz was an armorer on the Tarheel Hal which is the aircraft in the photo. I called him and he knows your father. He said his nickname was "Mud Hen" because he was a duck hunter. They went through armorer school together. Let me know if you get this and we may get them in touch with each other.

4. James Mathews says:
21 Mar 2009 10:21:22 PM

Thanks for the info I contacted your dad this evening and had a nice talk with him.
5. Siggy says:
4 Jun 2009 01:41:29 PM

Hello,anyone recognise this emblem-a winged bug/wearing helmet-goggles and holding a Machine gun under body in right arm,a red bomb below main body,links of 50 cal ammo leading from M.Gun,sweat beads in front of face and what appears to be HVAR rockets in a rear foot, it was on a A-2 Jacket worn by Lt.Filippo M. Caseria w/366thFTR SQ/358th FG
If you know this emblem/unit please contact me at WeBeEmblems@aol.com Thank you!!!!
6. Joe says:
4 Nov 2009 05:59:21 PM

Looking for info on my grandfather Lt. Joseph Richlitsky who flew with the 358th FG, 9th AF and shot down a Me262 flown by Lt. Fritz Kelb I/JG 7 on 30Apr,1945 over Germany with Capt. James H. Hall. Any further info anyone has would be appreciated.
7. mictao says:
17 Dec 2009 09:58:59 AM

Mr. Matthews & Mr. Schukantz,

I would be curious to know some details of your fathers being an armorer. School location, MOS, training, etc...

the reason i ask is i run the USAF armament career field and i am writing its past history and it would be a blessing to receive some information outside of websites

appreciate your time

8. jan says:
13 Feb 2010 01:56:53 AM

Hallo Joe,
you are right, Capt. James H.Hall and 2./Lt.Joseph Richlitsky shoot down one Me262, but by the Frank Olynyk book it was on 29th April 1945 and Lt.Fritz Kelb reported missing on 30th April.
I will welcome any detailed info about mission of your grandfather, I´m looking for Fritz Kelb crashsite.
Please contact me: jan-vladar@volny.cy
9. David Wright says:
21 Apr 2010 01:23:56 PM

My father Clarence Wright was pilot 356th sq.I sure wish there is another reunion,i would attend.God bless them all.
10. Glenn Kantorski says:
3 Jan 2011 10:01:05 PM

Just received an email from James Hall's son Denny. James Hall and my father served with the 366th, in 1944. James Hall is alive and well.

Denny's email: Dhall3333@aol.com
11. Glenn Kantorski says:
3 Jan 2011 10:06:00 PM

My dad served in the 366th, LT Edward Kantorski. I just made contact with James Hall's son, Denny Hall.
12. Denny Hall says:
30 Jul 2012 09:11:33 AM

My father Lt James O Hall flew the above plane Tarheel Hal occasionaly when he was with the 358th FG 366th FS. He passed away recently on 7/15/2012
13. joey says:
1 Oct 2013 04:10:45 PM

im the grate grate grandson of 2nd lt. joseph richlitsky. I have seen comments about him on #6,8. im doing a report about him and how he fought in war if you have any info please email me anything please
joeysimpson@gmail.com thanks
14. jimt620 says:
11 Nov 2013 09:56:23 AM

Reading comments about armorers that worked on Tarheel Hal. My uncle worked on that and others as an armorer. Reuel Thompson. Anyone remember him? He is still alive and we talk about his experiences whenever we get together.
15. Denny Hall says:
27 Nov 2013 08:44:32 AM

to: jmt620
Ask your uncle if he knew my father 2nd Lt James Hall that flew TarHeel occasionally whenever his plane "Teachers Pet" wasn't available. He was with the 358th FG
16. Anonymous says:
23 Jan 2014 10:53:20 PM

does anyone know of any books that are about the 358 fg 366 fs ? It was my grandfathers unit in WWII.
17. Kathy Snider says:
30 Jan 2014 09:57:17 PM

I am looking for pictures or information about my dad Capt. Charles L. Snider. He was promoted to Capt. on Oct. 11, 1944. He flew with the 493rd Fighter Squadron. His plane had a picture of a woman and the word "Frosty" written on it. My dad passed away at the young age of 49. So I do not have much info. and would appreciate anything someone might have on him. I was very fortunate to find a book entitled "The 493rd Fighter Squadron" in World War II. Edited by Col. Jacob L. Cooper, USAF, Retired. It mentions my dad on several pages and has a couple of pictures, but no pictures of his plane or my dad with his plane. Please if you have any information, I would be greatly appreciative!!!!
18. Matt guild says:
17 Mar 2014 07:19:58 PM

My grandfather was in the 358FG and 366 fighter squadron . His name was Fenton guild . Anyone know him or have any information on him. I never got the chance to talk with him about it

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