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42-74726

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 335FS, 5FG, 8AF USAAF. One time personal aircraft of 2nd Lt Charles F Anderson.
Anderson claimed a Bf 109 destroyed and a second damaged while flying this aircraft on 30 January 1944. Transferred to 509FS 405FG 9AF USAAF.

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. ...

  • 9th Air Force

    9th Air Force

    Command

  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy ("D-Day") through...

  • 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...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • 509th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Charles Anderson

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Charles Anderson was from Gary, Indiana. ...

  • David Baumeister

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 365th Fighter Group
    On DS (detached service) for operational training. Flew four missions with the 335th Fighter Squadron.

Places

  • Christchurch

    Military site : airfield
    The original Christchurch Airport operated from 1935-39, and the airfield was used by the RAF from 1939 to 1941. It was the site of the Airspeed Aircraft factiry from 1940 to 51. Christchurch was developed for USAAF use in 1943, and the Ninth Air Force...

  • 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
Crashed Christchurch, Dorset, UK 30 March 1944

Take Off Accident Christchurch/Sta 416 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Jack R Stampley, 30-Mar-44.

509FS 405FG 9AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2016 16:34:44 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=74726
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-74726

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2015 21:49:47 apollo11 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Personal research & 4th Fighter Group 'Debden Eagles' by Chris Bucholtz.

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