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42-75409

P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Harold Hollis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 250 x combat hrs. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bomb mission on bridge at Nanteuil, in P-51B 42-106808, shot down by flak crashed near Nanteuil sur-Marne Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6258. Awards: PH.

Places

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

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Date Contributor Update
07 June 2015 04:20:44 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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