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42-75856

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 63FS, 56FG 8AF USAAF. Transferred war weary to 61FS, 56FG 8AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 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...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron
  • 61st Fighter Squadron
  • 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • William Christensen

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Wilson

    Military | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group

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...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

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 Raydon, Ipswich IP7 5LL, UK 1944

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 1944

Transferred to 63FS, 56FG 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 1944

Transferred war weary to 61FS, 56FG 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 11 Roman Rd, Ipswich IP7 7RA, UK 28 December 1944

Take Off Accident Wattisham/Sta 377 Cat 4 Lt George W Wilson, 28-Dec-44.

P-47 42-75856W - 61FS 56FG 8AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 January 2018 22:11:35 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
12 January 2018 15:07:15 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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