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P-47 Thunderbolt

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

  • Cletus Nale

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    2Lt. Cletus B. Nale was on a fighter escort/strafing mission to Bremen, Germany. His Republic P-47D Thunderbolt was shot down while on a low-level strafing run near Suderwalsede, Germany. He is interred at the Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial in...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 22 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 August 2016 10:01:38 Pyker Changes to markings
Sources

Added details of markings.

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

MACR 5398 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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