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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 378FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Sedan, France. After 3rd bombing pass on transport column in Bastogne, pilot 2Lt William B Foster reported prop had failed, bellied in and walked away. POW. 23-Dec-44. MACR 11435.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 362nd Fighter Group

    362nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group trained in P-47s and moved to England in November 1943. Arriving earlier than many other Ninth Air Force fighter groups, the pilots main occupation was escort work for heavy bombers. The Group's first mission on 8 February 1944 was one...

  • 378th Fighter Squadron

People

  • William Foster

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 362nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 378FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Sedan, France. After 3rd bombing pass on transport column in Bastogne, reported prop had failed, bellied in and walked away. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11435.

Places

  • Lashenden

    Military site : airfield
    Close to but completely separate from RAF Headcorn, Lashenden was built for the RAF during 1942-43 as an Advanced Landing Ground (ALG), initially as a light bomber base and then as a training base for mobile fighter squadrons. Enlarged and improved for...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Lashenden 1944

Assigned to 378FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 6637 Burnon, Belgium 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Sedan, France. After 3rd bombing pass on transport column in Bastogne, pilot 2Lt William B Foster reported prop had failed, bellied in and walked away. POW. MACR 11435.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 January 2017 12:14:56 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/46699354
https://obscureco.wordpress.com/2010/12/21/66-years-ago-the-362nd-fighte...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11435 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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