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42-75815

P-47 Thunderbolt

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

People

  • John Bishop

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

  • Robert Greene

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) - crashed near Arnhem in P-47D 'Patrica Baby' 42-75815 when strafing ground positions to clear the way for the allied airborne invasion (Market Garden).

Missions

  • 637

    17 September 1944

Places

  • 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...

  • St Mary, Raydon

    Other location

  • Raydon Airfield Memorial

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Hollland 17 September 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2019 10:34:08 fcpaauwe Changes to nicknames, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Frederik Paauwe

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

MACR 8802 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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