“Fiery Ginger IV” the Republic P-47 “Thunderbolt” – Razorback of Colonel Neel Kearby awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously. Neel Kearby was an inspirational and innovative leader and very much an overshadowed hero. One hears and reads much more about aces Dick Bong and Tommy McGuire.

The first two photos are from the National Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. The last photo is from Life magazine.