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42-26551

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...

  • 81st Fighter Squadron

People

  • Benjamin Mayo

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 April 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2015 15:32:03 jrugman Changes to markings, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-26551&Submit=S...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 14107 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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