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42-26330

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Robert E Eby. Re-assigned to Lt Rex C Boeckman.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    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 ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Rex Boeckman

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Robert Eby

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot
    Bob Eby served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group, flying missions out of Duxford, England. ...

  • Donald Swankowski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Reuben Wilkinson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

Missions

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 1944

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2016 10:45:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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