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42-22463

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. It flew all three of the USAAF's principal fighters. On D-Day every available Thunderbolt provided air cover to the Allied...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Milton Ramsey

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Flight Officer Milton Ramsey was a Pilot in the 78th Fighter group / 82nd Fighter Squadron. He was shot down by Me109s and crashed in P-47D #42-22463 near Quesnoy, Belgium on 29 January 1944 during a fighter support mission. He Evaded (EVD). ...

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...

  • Ferme de la Grange

    Crash site

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Quesnoy sur Deûle (France) 29 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2015 16:39:54 Jmd Changes to nicknames and description
Sources

Without gas, the pilot Milton H Ramsey bailed out his airplane and fall in chute at Quesnoy sur Deûle.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2121 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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