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P-47 Thunderbolt

Republic P-47C Thunderbolt 41-6407 QP-E 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF. Assigned to pilot Lt. Vincent R "Bud" Castle. Lost on 15 April 43, pilot Capt Stanley M M Anderson Killed In Action KIA.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter 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

    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...


  • Stanley Anderson

    Military | Captain | fighter pilot-1055 single engine
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 71[Eagle] Sqn RAF, transferred to 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF. ...

  • Vincent Castle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Killed when P47 42-7881 stalled during landing at Debden. Plane nose art had 3 Gremlins and is pictured in Losses on p. 155


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1942

Built by Republic.

Delivered United States 1942


Shipped Overseas Merseyside, UK 1942

Shipped Abroad to ETO.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1943

Assigned to 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF USAAF.

Crashed 15 April 1943

Lost on 15 April 43, pilot Capt Stanley M M Anderson Killed In Action KIA.


Date Contributor Update
02 October 2015 18:48:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations