A P-47 Thunderbolt (Y8-O, serial number 42-25857) of the 404th Fighter Group, 507th Fighter Squadron. One of the original P-47 D22s issued in April 1944 to the 507thFS at Winkton (Station 414) in England. Usually flown by Duane Int-out and occasionally Fred Varn, Robert Duffy and Duane Ash. Image from Dan E Morse (387th Bomb Group) via Peter Crouchman. Handwritten caption on reverse: '507, 404 FG.' This aircraft crashed on take off from A-92 St-Trond on 18 November 1944 with Lt. John P. Boland at the controls. Lt Boland was back in action at the end of November while the aircraft was repaired.
IWM catalogue record
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A P-47 Thunderbolt (Y8-U, serial number 42-25857) of the 404th Fighter Group. Image from Dan E Morse (387th Bomb Group) via Peter Crouchman. Handwritten caption on reverse: '507, 404 FG.'
The 387th Bomb Group flew just under thirty missions with the Eighth Air Force before being transferred to the Ninth Air Force in October 1943. The Group remained at Chipping Ongar, Essex after being reassigned and continued to hit targets in France....
A unit history of the 404th Fighter Group is available online as a pdf: