A picture taken 61st FS photographer John Zadasinski, of the 56th FG.
A nicely detailed shot of Maj. Donavon Smith’s P-47D 42-28382 HV-S “Ole Cock III” having a 108 gallon drop tank filled with “K Rations” to be ferried to Arnhem to aid the starving Dutch. The rations are colour coded – magenta indicates breakfast, blue lunch and green supper. In shot are from L-R: Ralph H Safford (crew chief), Clyde B Shuman, Dean E Ropp and Maj. Smith.
Credit: 56th FG Association – All Rights Reserved.
Image repair & colourisation – Nathan Howland @HowdiColour.