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42-25881

P-47 Thunderbolt

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 42-25881, assigned to the 397th FS, 368th FG, 9th AF, 9-3-44. Whilst on dive bombing mission, collided with a Fw190 near Campeau that had emerged from the overcast directly in front of him. 7-7-44 A/C crashed near Campeau, France. Pilot Capt Eugene M Potter KIA. MACR 6645.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 368th Fighter Group

    368th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 368th Fighter Group flew P-47s in combat from England from March 1944. In the days after D-Day the Group supported Allied ground troops fighting in the Cherbourg penisula and then around St. Lo. The Group received a DUC for flying seven missions in...

  • 397th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Eugene Potter

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 368th Fighter Group
    Eugene Potter began training in the Canadian air force in the winter of 1940-41. Joined the RAF and was assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, but was not among the officers transferred to the USAAF on 29-9-42. ...

Places

  • Chilbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a grass airfield Relief Landing Ground for RAF Middle Wallop, Chilbolton was used as a fighter and Army Co-operation base during 1940-42. Enlarged and upgraded with a tarmac-surface hard perimeter track, some double blast pens and other...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Island, New York, USA 1943

Built by Republic.

Delivered United States 1943

To USAAF.

Shipped Overseas Merseyside, UK January 1944

Shipped overseas to ETO.

Assigned Chilbolton, Stockbridge, Hampshire SO20, UK 9 March 1944

Assigned to 397th FS, 368th FG, 9th AF, 9-3-44.

Crashed Campeau, 83470, France 7 July 1944

Whilst on dive bombing mission, collided with a Fw190 near Campeau that had emerged from the overcast directly in front of him. 7-7-44 A/C crashed near Campeau, France. Pilot Capt Eugene M Potter KIA. MACR 6645.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2015 18:53:37 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=6645
https://www.fold3.com/image/29099086/

Date Contributor Update
21 September 2015 18:52:07 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=6645
https://www.fold3.com/image/29099086/

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

MACR 6645 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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