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P-47 Thunderbolt

Lost in this a/c 20 July 44 - POW

Service

Units

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron

People

  • Francis Gabreski

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Francis S Gabreski was the son of Polish immigrants to the US. He enlisted with the United States Army Air Corps in July 1940, was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Air Reserve in March 1941 and was posted to Wheeler Field, Hawaii. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2014 11:31:29 general ira snapsorter Changes to markings, description and media associations
Sources

Listed under 56th FG at Little Friends website http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=gabreski&Submit=S...

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

MACR 6843 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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