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42-76066

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 387FS, 365FG,9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recce to East Koln, Germany. Hit by flak on bombing run pilot 2nd Lt Vernon Martin baled out MIA 15-Oct-45 MACR 12438.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 359th Fighter Squadron
  • 387th Fighter Squadron
  • 9th Air Force

People

  • John Blewett

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. 234 hrs on 52 combat missions in P-47's and P-51's, credited with a probable destroyed. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

Places

  • Beaulieu

    Military site : airfield
    The first airfield site was near East Boldre, used before the First World War. A Royal Flying Corps and RAF station during the First World War, it was sold and dismantled from 1920-1924, though the land was used as a private airfield from 1933 to 1938....

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1944

Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 15 October 1944

Taxiing Accident Martlesham Heath/Sta 369 Cat 3 damage 2Lt John E Blewett Jr, 15-Oct-44.

P-47D 42-76066 - 360FS 356FG 8AF

Transferred Beaulieu, Brockenhurst SO42, UK 1945

Transferred to 387FS, 365FG,9AF USAAF.

Crashed Cologne, Germany 16 February 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) armed recce to East Koln, Germany. Hit by flak on bombing run pilot 2nd Lt Vernon Martin baled out MIA MACR 12438.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 November 2016 13:45:37 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-76066&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-76066&Submit4=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28708730

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

MACR 12438 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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