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42-76175

P-47 Thunderbolt

Collided with another during mock combat over Fritton Lake, Somerleyton, Suffolk.

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Aircraft

  • 42-74705 Lady Lorelei

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

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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

  • Louis Davis

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Louis Davis died when his P-47, 42-76175, 'Big Dick II', collided with another during mock combat over Fritton Lake, Somerleyton, Suffolk.

Events

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2015 17:39:28 usxpat Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Final Flights, Ian McLachlan, ©1989, p 120

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