Second Lieutenant Del Harris in the cockpit of a P47 Thunderbolt

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Taken Summer 1944, just months after the crash of B17 42-31581.

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Photo courtesy of Del Harris via Dave Earl.

8 comments on “Second Lieutenant Del Harris in the cockpit of a P47 Thunderbolt
  1. ​favourite waste of time​ says:

    just months "after" the crash — does that mean he survived or is this a misprint?

  2. ​favourite waste of time​ says:

    okay — I read ahead and yeah, lucky chap — also not so bad looking,

  3. RodtheRhodie says:

    My bro-in-law and I went to an airshow to see one of these planes fly. Awesome machines, I can see how the pilot may have survived a crash – they’re built like tanks!!

  4. het broertje van.. says:


  5. Pleasureprinciple2012 says:

    The word "hero" is used far to often for such trivial things these days, in this case I think it would be justified although the men themselves would deny any such thing, such is their type!

  6. andyholmfirth says:

    Cool looking bloke.

  7. Ian D B says:

    He does look like a bit of a dude!

    Shot down over France, imprisoned in the British Compound at Stalag Luft III, but unlike Steve McQueen, 2 Lt Harris managed to escape!

  8. SolarScot. says:

    Brave Lad

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