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42-25994

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Dijon, hit by flak strafing Dijon A/D A/C abandoned crashed 10 miles Sth Dijon 11-May-44 Lt Anthony I Kosinski Evaded (EVD) MACR 4691.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 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...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron
  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Anthony Kosinski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Evaded (EVD) Crashed near Dijon on 11 May 44 in P047 #4225994. Helped by French Resistance

  • Luster Prewitt

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    April 1943-Nov. 1944, P-51B 42-106599

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...

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 1944

Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) 10 miles Sth Dijon, France 11 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Dijon, hit by flak strafing Dijon A/D A/C abandoned crashed 10 miles Sth Dijon 11-May-44 Lt Anthony I Kosinski EVD MACR 4691

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 January 2018 20:35:13 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-25994&Submit=Search
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4691 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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