Capt Virgil Meroney
with Chief Sgt Giesting

Capt Meroney with Chief Sgt Giesting

This one is of the 352nds first ace, Capt Virgil Meroney with his Crew Chief Sgt. Al Giesting. Meroney flew a P-47 named "Sweet Louise". Virgil was the 352nd's only P-47 ace. No other Bastard got 5 in the Jug. He had a total of 9 kills before he went down in April '44.

Courtesy of Sam Sox