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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. War Weary converted to 2 seater. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Suffered a belly landing Mar-45 at Duxford, repaired and repainted overall red retaining its chequerboard nose cowling.



  • 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

    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
  • 84th Fighter Squadron


  • Winfield Brown

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    19th March 1945 is noted in the Duxford Fighter Group’s History as being a day that would never be forgotten. On that day one of the most intense and successful air battles of WW2 was fought by Duxford’s 78th Fighter Group. Consequently detailed...

  • Richard Corbett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Richard Kuehner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Killed in Action on 10 June 1944 in AC 42-26317. AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

  • Myron Woller

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    86 missions starting 4 February 1944 to 30 July 1944. DFC W/ 2 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Unit Citation/ European Campaign 5 AC destroyed, 2 damaged.



  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 1944

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 1944

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

Crashed Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 9 March 1945

Belly Landing Duxford/Sta 357 Cat 3 damage Lt Richard K Corbett, 9-Mar-45.

P-47D 42-27606W - 84SrS 78FG 8AF


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15 May 2019 14:23:08 general ira snapsorter Changes to person associations and mission associations

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Date Contributor Update
08 January 2018 20:56:33 Al_Skiff Changes to markings, description, events, person associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
15 September 2017 19:42:30 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, unit associations, place associations and media associations