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One of the "Wolfpack"
« on: April 23, 2018, 07:45:27 PM »
Fairly recent pick-up is this uniform grouping belonging to Edward Poulos a replacement pilot in the 56th Fighter group 63rd Squadron.  One of (Hub) Zemke's Wolfpack.  The 56th FG were rivals of the 4th FG as they competed to be the highest scoring group in the ETO.  The 4th won the race with over 1,000 Axis aircraft destroyed.  The 56th not far behind, always prided themselves being the group with the most aerial victories. The 4th was mainly a P-51 group, having transitioned from the P-47.  The 56th remained a P-47 group through out its service. Poulos initially enlisted in the RCAF eventually transferring to the USAAF in June of 1944, when he was assigned to the 56th FG.  Unfortunately, his records are quite a bit sparse as they were destroyed in the infamous St. Louis fire.  After the war Poulos became e District Court Judge in Bethpage NY.  He died a relatively young man at age 51.  One of the interesting items in the grouping is his RCAF Flight Log book.  There are two telegrams to him from the RCAF demanding the immediate return of his log book.  Obviously he did not heed their demands.  I think that I may have to sell this grouping as every time I display it with my 4th FG uniform groupings, there always seems to be a lot of bickering amongst them.   ;)
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Re: One of the "Wolfpack"
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 09:42:37 AM »
Incredible grouping..

Would love to have something like this in my collection..

Thanks for sharing

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Re: One of the "Wolfpack"
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 05:35:34 PM »
Incredible grouping..

Would love to have something like this in my collection..

Thanks for sharing

Smitty

Thanks Smitty!

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Re: One of the "Wolfpack"
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 09:53:26 PM »
  Great grouping and story! My Son loves that RCAF jacket. Thanks for sharing.   Scott
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Re: One of the "Wolfpack"
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 06:52:50 AM »
These groupings you keep finding Paul ??  have you got your very own supplier ?? These are just things of sheer beauty and i couldnt think of a better person to be caretaker of such items !

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Re: One of the "Wolfpack"
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2018, 05:40:08 PM »
Scott, Carl,

Thanks for your nice comments.  Again very fortunate to be this groups current caretaker.

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Re: One of the "Wolfpack"
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2018, 08:13:13 PM »
Well I'm going to pile on and say "Superb group".The guys that volunteered to fly for Britain have always caught my interest.I'm hoping that,if possible,you will be able to post some closer views of the insignia on the two jackets.

Anything interesting in the logbook?I wonder if they are still looking to get that back. ;D

 

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