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42-25698

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Ostend after pulling off Aerodrome at Miltonberg seen to be smoking, reported zero oil pressure. Bellied in at Darmstadt. Pilot Lt Robert E Clague Prisoner of War (POW). 10-Sept-44 MACR 8691.

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...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Quince Brown

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Scheiden in P-47 'Okie II' 44-19569 ...

  • Robert Clague

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Ostend in P-47D 42-25698 hit by flak, causing engine to fail belly landing at Graefenhausen Prisoner of War (POW) 10-Sep-44 MACR 8691. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Jensen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew chief | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Thomas Stoker

    Military | Corporal | Asst Crew Chief | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 1943

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Darmstadt, Germany 10 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Ostend after pulling off Aerodrome at Miltonberg seen to be smoking, reported zero oil pressure. Bellied in at Darmstadt. Pilot Lt Robert E Clague Prisoner of War (POW). 10-Sept-44 MACR 8691.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2017 16:36:23 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

MACR 8691 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8691 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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