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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Francis N King. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Romilly Sur Seine, having attacked some Fw190's, section was bounced by three Bf109's out of the sun. A/C broke left whilst element leader broke right and into the E/A. After the melee, section reformed and A/C and Lt Edgar J Albert were missing. Crashed near Augerville 5-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2128.

Service

Units

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Edgar Albert

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Romilly Sur Seine, having attacked some Fw190's, section was bounced by three Bf109's out of the sun. Lt Albert broke left whilst his element leader broke right and into the E/A....

  • Francis King

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster 2

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
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 1943

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Augerville, 28360 Prunay-le-Gillon, France 4 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Romilly Sur Seine, having attacked some Fw190's, section was bounced by three Bf109's out of the sun. A/C broke left whilst element leader broke right and into the E/A. After the melee, section reformed and A/C and Lt Edgar J Albert were missing. Crashed near Augerville 5-Feb-44. Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 2128.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2016 13:17:38 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-75161&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Albert%2C+Edga...
https://www.fold3.com/image/28598551

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2128 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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