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P-47 Thunderbolt



  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter 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


  • Robert Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles DeWitt

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Crashed on takeoff on a bomber escort mission on 22 Mar 1944 in P-47D 42-8530. RTD.

  • John Lamb

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • 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

  • Hayden Richards

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Donald Swankowski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot



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