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42-74705

P-47 Thunderbolt

Collided with another during mock combat over Fritton Lake, Somerleyton, Suffolk. Both pilots were killed.

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Aircraft

  • 42-76175 Big Dick II

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Collided with another during mock combat over Fritton Lake, Somerleyton, Suffolk.

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Units

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron

People

  • Russell Judd

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Russell Judd served as a fighter pilot first with the Royal Canadian Air Force and then with the USAAF. He was with the 56th Fighter Group Nov. 1944-Feb. 1945, then transferred to 5th ERS. This special rescue unit was started in Jan 1945 and based at...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk UK 8 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 17:41:17 usxpat Changes to events and place associations
Sources

Final Flights, Ian McLachlan, ©1989, p 120

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 17:36:06 usxpat Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, description, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Final Flights, Ian McLachlan, ©1989, p 120

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