What’s in a Number Anyway? The Origins of the 142nd Fighter Wing
This Fox in a Tophat, sometimes referred to as Frisky, was the unofficial emblem of the 371st Fighter Group during World War II. The bomb represents the fighter-bomber mission the unit often performed with its P-47 Thunderbolt fighters, while the broom represents the ability to sweep enemy opposition aside. As an unofficial emblem it did not survive the transition of the unit into the 142nd Fighter Group era, but nonetheless is an interesting element of the unit’s World War II-era heritage. (142FW History Archives)
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