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42-26317

P-47 Thunderbolt

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...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Louis Dicks

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Louis Dicks entered service from Ohio and served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group. He was Killed in Action (KIA) on 10 August 1944 when he crashed at Bouy in P-47 (serial number 42-26333). DFC, AM with 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

  • Kal Gladstone

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 496th Fighter Training Group
    Kal Gladstone served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group.

  • James Kinsolving

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    74 missions, flew 3 missions on D Day. On third flight on D Day, his plane was the only one of his group of four that came back DFC, Air Medal

  • Richard Kuehner

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action on 10 June 1944 in AC 42-26317. AM w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ PH

Missions

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 10 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 May 2019 15:46:53 general ira snapsorter Changes to markings, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Peter Randall at http://www.littlefriends.co.uk

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2017 20:57:59 JoCarter Changes to person associations
Sources

edit connection pilot

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

MACR 5616 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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