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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Paris area 12-Aug-44. Strafing a train, hit by exploding debris. Belly landed on fire. Pilot Lt James M Tuttle Evaded (EVD). 12-Aug-44 MACR 7605.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

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

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron


  • Clinton Sperry

    Military | First Lieutenant | 353rd Fighter Group

  • Harrison Tordoff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Flew both P-47's and P-51's. Served 2 tours. One plane was named 'Anne. The other was named 'Up Upa Epos'. named after the Hoopoe Bird that had an ungainly flight. This is a latin name 5 air; 4.5-1 ground

  • James Tuttle

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group


  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 12 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
08 August 2017 20:15:16 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Thunderbolt to War: An American Fighter Pilot in England By John Anderson, Steve Sperry

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

MACR 7605 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database