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44-19916

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 395FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 23-Dec-44 mission in P-47D 44-19916. Section bounced, shot down in ensuing melee. Pilot Bryce A Ralston KIA 23-Dec-44. Kruft, Germany. MACR 11489.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 368th Fighter Group

    368th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 368th Fighter Group flew P-47s in combat from England from March 1944. In the days after D-Day the Group supported Allied ground troops fighting in the Cherbourg penisula and then around St. Lo. The Group received a DUC for flying seven missions in...

  • 395th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Bryce Ralston

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 368th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 395FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 23-Dec-44 mission in P-47D 44-19916. Section bounced, shot down in ensuing melee. Killed in Action (KIA) 23-Dec-44. Kruft, Germany. MACR 11489. Awards: DFC, AM (5 OLC), PH.

Places

  • Chilbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Chilbolton, Stockbridge SO20, UK 1944

Assigned to 395FS, 368FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 56642 Kruft, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) 23-Dec-44 mission in P-47D 44-19916. Section bounced, shot down in ensuing melee. Pilot Bryce A Ralston KIA 23-Dec-44. Kruft, Germany. MACR 11489.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2017 21:21:35 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.368thfightergroup.com/368-fallen-w.html
http://www.fieldsofhonor-database.com/index.php/american-war-cemetery-ma...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/46712306

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:46 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11489 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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