This P-47D-28 was flown by Capt George Lamb of the 356th Fighter Squadron, 354th Fighter Group, 9th Air Force from November 1944 until early February 1945.
Lamb would end the war with 7.5 kills.
The 356thFS were very identifiable by their distinct display of stars around the cowling.
However the colour of the background to the design has been misconstrued as being Insignia Blue for decades.
Recent research has confirmed that this background was in fact black.
When the 354th received their P-47's the cowlings were all painted black and the stars and white nose painted over them.
Careful study of the few photos of the 356th's P-47's will confirm this.