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42-75051

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. A/C shot down during an engagement NE Koblenz, Germany. Not seen to go down; aircraft crashed at Seraing, Belgium. Lt Richard I Reed Jr KIA. 20-Feb-44. MACR 2664.

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. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

People

  • Leon Blanding

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Leon Blanding joined the RCAF and began flying as a sergeant pilot with No. 121 'Eagle' Squadron, and he rose to the rank of Major over the course of two tours with the 4th fighter Group. ...

  • Richard Reed

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Shot down by fighters crashed at Seraing, Belgium in P-47D 42-75051 on 20-Feb-44 on a withdrawal support mission to Germany. Killed in Action (KIA).

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Seraing, Belgium 20 February 1944 – 20 February 1944

A/C shot down during an engagement NE Koblenz, Germany. Not seen to go down; aircraft crashed at Seraing, Belgium. Lt Richard I Reed Jr KIA. 20-Feb-44. MACR 2664.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2016 18:28:00 Al_Skiff Changes to description and events
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-75051
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=75051
https://www.fold3.com/image/28615657

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2016 18:00:05 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-75051
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=75051
https://www.fold3.com/image/28615657

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

MACR 2664 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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