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42-7939

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. A/C failed to return, crashed near Amiens 14-Jul-43 Lt Ward K Wortman KIA. MACR 3149.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

People

  • Elwood Jensen

    Military | Master Sergeant | Technical Inspector | 4th Fighter Group
    'Woody' Jensen converted a P-51B (43-12193; WD-2) into the first two-seat Mustang in the 4th Fighter Group in the Fall of 1944.

  • Ward Wortman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Amiens in P-47 #427939

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Amiens, France 14 July 1943 – 14 July 1943

A/C failed to return, crashed near Amiens 14-Jul-43 Lt Ward K Wortman KIA. MACR 3149.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 April 2016 21:14:16 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=42-7939
https://www.fold3.com/image/37110829

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

MACR 4126 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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