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P-47 Thunderbolt

Named after hometown, Spokane, Washington.



  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron


  • Eugene Roberts

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander | 364th Fighter Group
    CO 84th FS 78th FG Aug 1942 - Sept 1943 Deputy Group CO 78th FG Sept 1943 - Dec 1943 CO 364th FG Jan 1945 - Nov 1945 9 air kills with the 84th FS. P-47C s/n 41-6630 WZ+Z "Spokane Chief" P-51D s/n 44-15061 5E+O "Jimmy the First"


  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


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Date Contributor Update
16 August 2017 20:21:23 Pyker Changes to markings

Corrected original statement concerning B&W checks.

Date Contributor Update
16 August 2017 20:18:27 Pyker Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings and description

Corrected and updated aircraft details plus made connections.

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2015 15:41:10 jrugman Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations