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Dow Air Force Base F-84s, Bangor, 1948

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Dow Air Force Base F-84s, Bangor, 1948
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Description

A flight of new P-84Bs from the 14th Fighter Group at Dow Air Force Base, Bangor.

The 14th was stationed at Dow from 1946-1949 and was the first unit in the USAF to receive the P-84B. Note that none of the aircraft have yet been painted with the diagonal stripes on the vertical stabilizer, which all 14th Group Thunderjets later received.

The second aircraft from bottom is flown by Maj. Herbert Hawes, who later died in a crash on Chick Hill in Amherst.

The 14th's pilots were a who's who list of WWII aces.

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