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42-75739

P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 57th Fighter Group

    57th Fighter Group

    Group
    The group was first activated as the 57th Pursuit Group in January 1941, flying P-40 Warhawks as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later assigned to the I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York.[3] It trained in New England and...

  • 65th Fighter Squadron

    65th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Formed as a P-40 Warhawk pursuit squadron in January 1941 as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York. Trained in New England and provided air defense of the northeast after the Japanese...

People

  • William Bateman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 57th Fighter Group

Places

  • Alto

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Shot Down 04220 Sainte-Tulle, France 18 August 1944

While straffing a power station, Lt. Bateman flew into some high tension power lines and crashed. He was KIA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2016 02:23:37 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://57thfightergroup.org/macr/8095.html

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