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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 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. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter 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...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron
  • 61st Fighter Squadron


  • John Allsip

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).


  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK August 1944

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 13 August 1944

Take Off Accident Raydon/Sta 157 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt William T McGarry, 13-Aug-44.

352FS 353FG 8AF

Transferred Boxted, Colchester, UK 1945

Transferred to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Boxted, Colchester, UK 1 April 1945

Take Off Accident Boxted (Sta 150) Cat m damage, pilot Lt John W Allsip, 1-Apr-45.

61FS 56FG 8AF


Date Contributor Update
07 July 2016 18:41:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations