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P-47 Thunderbolt



  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter 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...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron


  • Edmund Ellis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot Thunderbolt P-47M Blue Eyes | 56th Fighter Group
    Edmund Ellis served as a fighter pilot with the 61st Fighter Squadron of the 56th Fighter Group, flying missions out of Boxted, England. He nicknamed his P-47 'Blue Eyes'.

  • Ernest Treff

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 3 destroyed (ground) five damaged (ground) 120Hrs combat operations. End of War. ...


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08 June 2018 13:47:42 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, nicknames, markings, unit associations and person associations

Roger Freemans Notebook - 56th Fighter Group