P-47, 9th Air Force

I'm looking for information on a 9th Air Force P-47. What I know is that i
n belonged to the 36FG 22FS. It was a D-23RE, serial 42-26041. It was cod
ed 3T-A and had the name "Doogan" painted on the nose in red letters. It w
as photographed at A-89 near Beauvechiane, Belgium in December, 1944. I su
spect, from the "A" code, it might have been the Squadron COs aircraft. H
as anyone come across the identity of the pilot or the fate of this aircraf
t?
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Mike
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May I recommend you ask the good folk who hang out at P-47 Heaven? p47.kitmaker.net
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Jessica
--The pilots name Lt Col Joseph K. Kirkup. He was my grandfather. I may have some information on him if you would like.
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kmann23
in belonged to the 36FG 22FS. It was a D-23RE, serial 42-26041. It was c oded 3T-A and had the name "Doogan" painted on the nose in red letters. It was photographed at A-89 near Beauvechiane, Belgium in December, 1944. I suspect, from the "A" code, it might have been the Squadron COs aircraft. Has anyone come across the identity of the pilot or the fate of this aircr aft?
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kmann2390
in belonged to the 36FG 22FS. It was a D-23RE, serial 42-26041. It was c oded 3T-A and had the name "Doogan" painted on the nose in red letters. It was photographed at A-89 near Beauvechiane, Belgium in December, 1944. I suspect, from the "A" code, it might have been the Squadron COs aircraft. Has anyone come across the identity of the pilot or the fate of this aircr aft?
Mike i may have information you are looking for. The pilots name is Lt. col Joseph Kirkup.
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kmann2390
The pilots name is Lt. Col. Joseph Kenneth Kirkup. He is my grandfather. I have tons of pictures stories and information along with my uncle. He unfor tunately passed before I was born however I connected with other members of his squadron and my uncle and I met with them at some of their reunions. W hat I formation are you looking for? How did you come across that picture. I actually have it frames hanging in my house.
K
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r.keeganbaker

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