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42-26387

P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 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...

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

  • 395th Fighter Squadron
  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Bosworth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 78FS, 82FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 1 x kill and 5 x destroyed (ground). Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles DeWitt

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Crashed on takeoff on a bomber escort mission on 22 Mar 1944 in P-47D 42-8530. RTD.

  • Thomas Hanrahan

    Military | Sergeant | Armourer
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Thomas Moore

    Military | 447th Bomb Group

  • Alfred Turrow

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew chief
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 25 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 October 2017 09:38:46 general ira snapsorter Changes to events
Sources

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Sgt. Thomas N Hanrahan

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2014 16:54:37 general ira snapsorter Changes to nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

Listed under 78th FG aircraft at Little Friends website http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/

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

MACR 14097 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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