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41-6187

P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47C Thunderbolt QP-L 41-6187 of the 334th Fighter Squadron, 4th Fighter Group, 8th AF.
Coded QP-L 'Quack!' with pilot Capt Robert L Priser. Passed on to pilot Capt Herbert J Blanchfield, Coded QP-E 'Uncle Den'. Crew Chief Robert J Kellett stayed with A/C throughout.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 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...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

People

  • Herbert Blanchfield

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Captain Herbert Blanchfield of the 334th fighter Squadron, claimed 4.333 strafing kills within days of receiving his P-51B Mustang in early April 1944. He was shot down in P-51D Mustang 42-106767, during a strafing attack on a flak tower at Reims...

  • Robert Kellett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief

  • Henry Mills

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Major Mills 'Hank' was born in New York City on 18 October 1917. His various civilian accomplishments were playing varsity football while attending Dartmouth college and earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, as well as graduating in 1939. He then went to...

  • Robert Priser

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 354th Fighter Group
    Robert Priser joined the Royal Canadian Air Force before the entry of the United States into the war. After training at Glendale, California, he arrived in England in January 1942 where he followed additional training on Spitfires. Assigned to RAF N°71...

Places

  • 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
Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1943

334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF. Assigned pilot Capt Robert L Priser Coded QP-L 'Quack!'.

Re-Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1943

Passed on to pilot Capt Herbert J Blanchfield, 334th FS, 4th FG, Coded QP-E 'Uncle Den'.

E/A Damaged Rotterdam, Netherlands 28 July 1943

Damaged Fw190 20 m Is Rotterdam, pilot Henry Lynde 'Hank' Mills 28-7-43

Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA

Built by Republic.

Delivered United States

To USAAF.

Shipped Overseas Merseyside, UK

Shipped Overseas to ETO.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2015 22:12:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=41-6187
http://www.cieldegloire.com/014_mills_h_l.php

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