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P-47 Thunderbolt



  • 42-75282 'Eradicator'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Lt Charles E Tucker flying P-47D 42-75282 was killed 22-Jun-44 in a mid-air collision [in the landing pattern] with Lt Mark L Moseley in P-47D 42-25522 Boxted.


  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron


  • Billy Edens

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Crashed near Trier on 10 Sept 44 in P-47 #42-25522, Prisoner of War (POW).

  • Mark Moseley

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Mid air collision in the landing pattern Boxted 22-Jun-44 RTD. Credited 6.5 kills and 2 x damaged. Awards: DFC (2OLC), AM (3OLC), Bronze Star, AF Commendation, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals.


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 10 September 1944


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

MACR 8686 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database