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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Eindhoven with Lt Russell C MacDuffee 18-Sep-44. Hit by flak, set on fire, A/C abandoned Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 8999



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 83rd Fighter Squadron


  • Alwin Juchheim

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 78th Fighter Group
    Flight leader/Ass't OPS officer 83rd FS 78th FG 76 combat missions 237 combat hours 9 air kills + 6 ground kills POW May 28, 1944 (collision with P-51B) MACR# 5280

  • Russell MacDuffee

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) - crashed near Turnhout, Belgium on 18 Sep 44 in P-47 'Duffies Special' 42-26020. ...


  • 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
Assigned Duxford, UK 1944

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

Crashed TurnHout, Belgium 18 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Eindhoven with MacDuffee 18-Sep-44. MACR 8999


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03 April 2021 17:27:10 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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MACR 8999 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database