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42-74658

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) flak emplacement strafing mission crash landed Groesbeek, Belgium pilot Lt Howell Broxton Evaded (EVD) 17-Sep-44. MACR 8799.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 359th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Howell Broxton

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew P-47s in 54 missions for 184 combat hours. Evaded after crashing in Holland in P-47D OC-R 42-8549 'Elsie' 17-Sep-44 picked up by 82nd Airborne Div. and spent a week in aid station - the Battalion Commander...

Places

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1943

Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Groesbeek, Netherlands 17 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) flak emplacement strafing mission crash landed Groesbeek, Belgium pilot Lt Howell Broxton Evaded (EVD) 17-Sep-44. MACR 8799.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 July 2017 20:22:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-74658&Submit6=Go
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-74658&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8799 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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