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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Dummer Lake
mid air collision with P-51 42-106486, pilot Capt Alwin M Juchheim Jr baled out Prisoner of War (POW) 28-May-44 MACR 5280.



  • 42-106486 'Virginia'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) penetration escort Frankfurt head-on mid air collision with P-47 42-26016. A/C destroyed pilot 2Lt Anthony E Ladas Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5138.

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  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter 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...

  • 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force


  • Alwin Juchheim

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Gardelegen on 28 May 44 in P-47 42-26016 9.00 air/6 ground



  • 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...


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 Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 1944

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed West of Gardelegen, Germany 28 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Dummer Lake
Mid air Collision with P-51 42-106486, pilot Capt Alwin M Juchheim Jr POW 28-May-44 MACR 5280.


Date Contributor Update
16 November 2017 20:40:32 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations

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

MACR 5280 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database