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42-22516

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Neerpelt. Shot down by Jhj Obfw Hans Grunberg in Bf 109G-5 of JG 3/5 at Goirle, Netherlands 30-Nov-43. Pilot Robert E Babbitt KIA. MACR 1444.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 486th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Babbitt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Neerpelt in P-47 42-22516. Shot down by Jhj Obfw Hans Grunberg in Bf 109G-5 of JG 3/5 at Goirle, Netherlands 30-Nov-43. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 1444. Awards: AM, PH.

Places

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Evansville, IN, USA 1943

Built at Republic, Evansville.

Delivered Indiana, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 1943 – 30 November 1943

Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 3910 Neerpelt, Belgium 30 November 1943

Shot down by Jhj Obfw Hans Grunberg in Bf 109G-5 of JG 3/5 at Goirle, Netherlands 30-Nov-43. Pilot Robert E Babbitt KIA. MACR 1444.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 August 2016 12:56:38 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Babbitt%2C+Robert...
https://www.fold3.com/image/28703263

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

MACR 1444 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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