Tamiya Republic P-47D Thunderbolt of Captain Edwin Fisher in 1/72 Scale

Edwin “Bill” Fisher was a native of Portland, Oregon and served in the Oregon National Guard before the war.  He re-enlisted in April 1942 and completed flight training in may 1943.  Flying the P-47 Thunderbolt with the 377th FS, 362nd FG, his first victories were a trio of V-1 “Buzz Bombs” destroyed in a single mission on 29JUN44.  He was credited with seven victories over German aircraft to become the 377th Fighter Squadron’s only ace.  He survived the war, but died while flying an AT-6 Texan in March 1947.

“Shirley Jane III” piloted by Capt. Edwin Fisher, 377th FS 362nd FG, August 1944.