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42-26402

P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Wayne Blickenstaff

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. 133 missions and 457 combat hours. Credited with 10 victories in aerial combat, a double ace and an ace in day. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Dewey Newhart

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Dreux in P-47D 42-26402 (LH-U) named "Soubrette", assigned to LTC Wayne K. Blickenstaff.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 12 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2019 11:06:14 Superman Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

8th Air Force "Little Friends" website.

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

MACR 5749 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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