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P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy ("D-Day") through...

  • 510th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Arlie Blood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 405th Fighter Group

Places

  • Christchurch

    Military site : airfield
    The original Christchurch Airport operated from 1935-39, and the airfield was used by the RAF from 1939 to 1941. It was the site of the Airspeed Aircraft factiry from 1940 to 51. Christchurch was developed for USAAF use in 1943, and the Ninth Air Force...

  • Saint-Dizier

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 24 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2019 01:04:15 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
Sources

http://www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk/plane.php?plane=trank-bug#.XLkeHvZFyM8

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2019 00:58:06 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Photo evidence

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

MACR 4970 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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