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42-75571

P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 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 ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • James Kinsolving

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    74 missions, flew 3 missions on D Day. On third flight on D Day, his plane was the only one of his group of four that came back DFC, Air Medal

  • George Lundigan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    1 July 1944 his P47(probably #42-8505 'Smilin Jack') was assigned targets of tanks and barges between Soissons and Reims, France. AC received severe battle damage and Lundigan was injured during combat with enemy fighters. RTD

  • Donald Swankowski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2019 15:27:43 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Peter Randall at http://www.littlefriends.co.uk

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