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42-75670

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn, Germany. Letting down over Bonn, hit by flak, hit by further ground fire attempting to egress at low level crashed at Liblar, Germany. Pilot Capt Robert J Bradford Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10291.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron
  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Bradford

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn, Germany. Letting down over Bonn in P-47D 42-75670, hit by flak, hit by further ground fire attempting to egress at low level crashed at Liblar, Germany. Killed in...

  • Jack Terzian

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed at Letterhouten on 22 May 44 in P-47 #4225730 Evaded capture through the Belgium Underground until 12 July 1944 when he was captured by the Gestapo and imprisoned in St. Gilles prison in Brussels. . He escaped when the...

  • Richard Vomaske

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport, Queens, NY 11371, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 1944

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

Early Return Frankfurt, Germany 2 March 1944

2-Mar-44 – Target: Frankfurt. Dispatched for mission due to mechanical trouble. Early Return. 1Lt Jack Terzian.

Crashed Metfield, Harleston IP20, UK 15 March 1944

Landing accident Metfield/Sta 366 Cat 3 damage Lt Paul J Trudeau, 15-Mar-44.

P-47D 42-75670 - 351FS 353FG 8AF.

Crashed Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 13 October 1944

Taxi accident Raydon/Sta 157 Cat 3 damage Lt Richard F Vomaske, 13-Oct-44.

P-47D 42-75670 - 351FS 353FG 8AF.

Crashed Liblar, 50374 Erftstadt, Germany 20 November 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn, Germany. Letting down over Bonn, hit by flak, hit by further ground fire attempting to egress at low level crashed at Liblar, Germany. Pilot Capt Robert J Bradford Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10291.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 March 2017 17:24:13 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-75670&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-75670&Submit4=Go
https://353rdfightergroup.wordpress.com/page/2/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 10291 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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