Hun Hunter XIV

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Hun Hunter XIV

Postby norri » Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:35 am

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‘Hun Hunter’ was immortalised in the movie 'Thunderbolt' made during the 57th Fighter Group’s operations from Corsica in the summer of 1944. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0erLVkqvPb0

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It first appears with its pilot Lt Col Gil Wymond 13 1/2 minutes into the film.
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Wymond stayed in the service after the war and took command of the 55th Fighter Squadron Shaw AFB, SC in April 1949. But was killed the following month in an F-84 crash.

His old mount lives on though. Owned and operated by Neal Melton and based at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation at Sevierville, TN
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the real 'Hun Hunter' with Lt Col Gil Wymond in the cockpit during the filming of 'Thunderbolt' Corsica 1944
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