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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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).

  • Herbert Edwards

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 1944

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

Crashed Boxted, Colchester, UK 25 June 1945

Take Off Accident Boxted/Sta 150 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt John W Allsip Jr, 25-Jun-45.

61FS 56FG 8AF.


Date Contributor Update
08 July 2016 14:00:20 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2016 18:56:14 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations