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42-28688

P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Thunderbolt 42-28688 62nd FS, 56th FG, 8th AF, part of the famous Zemkes Wolfpack, this plane was lost on a sweep of Koblenz when hit by flak 18th December 1944. Pilot 2nd Lt Haggard bailed out and became POW. MACR 11308.

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...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Wilburn Haggard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Pilot P-47D 42-28688, 62nd FS, 56th FG, 8th Air Force, lost on sweep of Koblenz when hit by flak near Osnabruck on 18 Dec 44. MACR 11308. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft 1 Barth Vogelsang Prussia 54.

Places

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Osnabrück, Germany 18 December 1944

Part of the famous Zemkes Wolfpack, this plane was lost on a sweep of Koblenz when hit by flak 18th December 1944. Pilot Lt. Haggard bailed out and became POW. MACR 11308.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK

Assigned to 62nd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2015 21:25:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.ww2incolor.com/us-air-force/p_47_being_rearmed_and_refuelled....
http://webkits.hoop.la/topic/p-47

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11308 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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