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42-7870

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 312FRS, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF.

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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 27th Air Transport Group
  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 312th Ferry Squadron
  • 62nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Horace Craig

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC (OLC), SS, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Langford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-pilot | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 75

  • Dean Nordquist

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Places

  • 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...

  • Langford Lodge

    Military site : airfield
    Planned to be a Satellite Landing Ground for No. 23 Maintenance Unit at RAF Aldergrove, Langford Lodge was selected in October 1941 to be developed as an air deport for the maintenance and repair of USAAF aircraft. A scheme was devised whereby the...

  • Maghaberry

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as a training and factory airfield satellite to RAF Long Kesh, Maghaberry had three concrete runways, 17 pan and 14 loop type hardstandings, and two T2 hangars. Occupied by RAF Army Co-operation squadrons and Operational Training...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 1943

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Halesworth IP19, UK 21 January 1944

Landing Accident Halesworth/Sta 365 Cat 3 damage Lt Dean A Nordquist, 21-Jan-44.

P-47D 42-7870 - 62FS 56FG 8AF

Assigned Langford Lodge, United Kingdom June 1944

Transferred to 312FRS, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Langford Lodge, United Kingdom 6 July 1944

Landing Accident Langford Lodge/Sta 597 Cat 3 Lt George T Langford, 6-Jul-44.

P-47D 42-7870 - 312FRS 27ATG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 August 2018 19:09:21 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number and media associations
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05 January 2018 14:06:23 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations and media associations
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Date Contributor Update
05 January 2018 13:58:54 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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