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42-75444

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 62FS, 52FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Rodeo to Hamburg in combat with Fw190, which he damaged, shot down when Fw190 out turned him. Lost 13-May-44 pilot Lt Harold E Hartney Jr Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4690.

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

  • Mark Boyle

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Theron Dillon

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Crew Chief | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: Bronze Star, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Louis Faas

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Joseph Froncek

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Assistant Crew Chief | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Harold Hartney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine | 56th Fighter Group
    KIA while flying P-47D s/n 42-75444 LM+Z May 13, 1944 MACR #4790 Son of WWI flying ace Harold Hartney of the 27th Aero Squadron

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 LaGuardia Airport, Queens, NY 11371, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 1943

Assigned to 62FS, 52FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 21481 Lauenburg, Germany 13 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Rodeo to Hamburg in combat with Fw190, which he damaged, shot down when Fw190 out turned him. Lost 13-May-44 pilot Lt Harold E Hartney Jr Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 4690.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 March 2017 19:35:43 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=75444&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/image/29036227
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-75444&Submit6=Go

Date Contributor Update
27 March 2017 19:29:03 Pyker Changes to nicknames, markings and person associations
Sources

Added crew members from personal database.

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

MACR 4690 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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