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42-8473

P-47 Thunderbolt

originally assigned to the 8th AF / 352nd FG / 487th FS - (RAF Bodney)
( HO * V / Sweet Louis & Mrs Josephine / Hedy )

Assigned to Capt Virgil K Meroney
Capt Meroney scored 9 kills in this ship while it was with the group
additionally, 1Lt George R. Preddy scored 1 kill in this ship on 22 December 1943

Transferred to the 9th AF / 406th BG / 514th FS - (RAF Ashfield)
( O7 * R / Bloom's Tomb II )

Shot down during a brief encounter with FW-190s of JG 2 or JG 27 on June 29, 1944, crash-landed south of Dreux, France, near Havelu.
MACR 6224.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 406th Fighter Group
  • 487th Fighter Squadron
  • 514th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Levitt Beck

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    Levitt Beck was born in Houston, Texas, he attended Huntington Park High School in California, graduating in 1938, and worked as an architect. ...

  • Virgil Meroney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Shot down 4/8 44 Prisoner of War (POW) 9

  • George Preddy

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander | 352nd Fighter Group
    CO 328th FS 352nd FG 4 kills (P-51D) ...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 29 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 17:21:06 terveurn Changes to description
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spelling

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 17:20:27 terveurn Changes to description
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added side codes

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 17:19:18 terveurn Changes to unit associations and person associations
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from 8th records

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 17:16:53 terveurn Changes to nicknames and markings
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from 8th AF records

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 17:14:58 terveurn Changes to description
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8th AF records

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 17:04:02 terveurn Changes to unit associations
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added connections

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2019 17:01:42 terveurn Changes to markings
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spelling correction

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2014 17:18:00 Lucy May Changes to nicknames and markings
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Added aircraft nickname and markings as sent through by Edouard Reniere.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6224 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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