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Top Cover. By: John W. Clark Signed by: Jack Broughton Note change to artist name: P-47 Thunderbolt in a battle with the Luftwaffe protecting the B-17s Jacksel (Jack) Markham Broughton (born January 4, 1925) was a career officer and fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. He retired in the rank of colonel on August 31, 1968, with 43 separate awards and decorations, including four Distinguished Flying Crosses, two Silver Stars and the highest Air Force decoration, the presidentially-awarded Air Force Cross. Broughton avowed that his proudest accomplishment was being combat-qualified in every Air Force fighter from the P-47 to the F-106.He authored two personal memoirs of the Vietnam War that were highly critical of the direction of the air war there and the rules of engagement.


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