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42-76297

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 386FS, 365BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol of Cherbourg peninsula 10-Jun-44; Hit by flak, pilot 2lt John A Weese attempted belly landing on Juno beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Killed in Action (KIA)

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 386th Fighter Squadron

People

  • John Weese

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 365th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 386FS, 365BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol of Cherbourg peninsula in P-47D 42-76297 10-Jun-44; Hit by flak, attempted belly landing on Juno beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Though he gave no indication to his flight...

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....

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Republic Field, Farmingdale, NY 1943

Built at Republic.

Assigned Beaulieu, UK 1944 – 10 June 1944

Assigned to 386FS, 365BG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France 10 March 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol of Cherbourg peninsula 10-Jun-44; Hit by flak, pilot 2lt John A Weese attempted belly landing on Juno beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Killed in Action (KIA)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2019 19:43:43 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28634868
https://www.fold3.com/image/42264976?terms=42-76297

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

MACR 5696 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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