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42-26005

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 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 ...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron
  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Kal Gladstone

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 496th Fighter Training Group
    Kal Gladstone served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group.

  • Charles Staley

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 74 missions, 300 hours. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 Bronze stars). Post war: Remained with USAF till retirement Oct-63 at the rank of Major.

  • Wilson Young

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 82nd Fighter Group

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...

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

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

Delivered USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 1944

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2018 10:43:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/
http://p-47.database.pagesperso-orange.fr/Database/42-2xxxx.htm

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