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41-6180

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of Lt Willard W Millikan.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

People

  • Richard Darda

    Military | Sergeant | Assistant Crew Chief.

  • Vermont Garrison

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Vermont was born in Mount Victory, Kentucky, on 29 October 1915. He attended Eastern Kentucky State University. On March 17, 1941, Garrison enlisted in the United States Army and became an aviation cadet in Class 41-C at Muskogee, Oklahoma, but washed...

  • Dominic Gentile

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Don Gentile was born on December 6, 1920, to Italian parents in Piqua, Ohio. As a boy, he had always been fascinated with flying and built, as his mother remembered, hundreds of model airplanes. Don used to say to his mother, “I hope someday I'll be...

  • Willard Millikan

    Military | Major General | Pilot
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep to Stendall, Germany. Post combat, climbing out, section flew through intense and accurate flak, one aircaft suffered direct hit and in the ensuing avoidance of debris, suffered...

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
E/A Destroyed France 27 September 1943

Fw190 destroyed. 2-Sep-43. Pilot Lt Willard Millikan.

E/A Destroyed Germany 1 May 1944

Fw190 destroyed. 1-May-44. Pilot Lt Dominic Gentile.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2016 10:52:10 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=6180&Submit=Search
http://www.fighter-aces.com/aircraft/allied/american/republic-thunderbolt/

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2016 10:34:59 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=6180&Submit=Search
http://www.fighter-aces.com/aircraft/allied/american/republic-thunderbolt/

Date Contributor Update
29 March 2015 11:02:20 apollo11 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.

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