During the 2007 510th Fighter Squadron Association reunion at Hampton Virginia, the 510th hired a camera crew to capture the memories of various members. Here is a compilation of WWII P-47 Fighter Ace Charlie Mohrle, who recounts numerous stories about the P-47 and his time in the European Theater during WWII.
Here is a Video Montage of WWII Photos and content arranged to music by CMSgt Michael Barrowman. The video shows the start-up of the 510th through WWII.
WWII P-47 video based on the Allied campaign in France.
Presented to honor the 377th Squadron Combat Pilots, 372nd Group Army Air Corps, who were based in Etaine, France.
Uncrating and Assembly of the P-47 Thunderbolt Aircraft.
Presented by the Army Air Force School of applied Tactics.
Made in cooperation with Republic Aviation Corporation 1943.
Demonstrates the Thunderbolt in dives, loops, slow rolls, Immelman turns, spins, and recoveries, and half rolls. Stresses precautions and proper speeds for various altitudes. Also explains functions of turbo supercharger and water injection systems in high altitude flight.
Describes flight characteristics of the P-47 Thunderbolt, including service ceiling, speed, power, fuel consumption, turbo supercharger system, use of turbo and throttled landing gear and flaps, armament, and switch and control panel. Shows use of the P-47 cockpit trainer.
Allied fighter pilots versus the Luftwaffe in Western Europe, 1945.
Scenes include: Activities of the 8th Air Force Fighter Command in Europe.
At one time in the days before Pearl Harbor, it had been hoped that it would be possible for the RAF to test the Thunderbolt in combat in the Middle East. However, production difficulties caused the British Air Ministry to be informed in September 1941 that it was not a good idea to do this until all the bugs had been wrung out of the design.