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Memorial at Pound Corner, Wangford

Connections

Units

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 61st Fighter Squadron
  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Richard Albert

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Mid-air collision during local training flight on 5-Feb-44 in P-47D 42-7943 and crashed near Wangford, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Roger Phillips

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Mid-air collision during local training flight on 5 Feb 1944 in P-47C #41-6319 and crashed near Wangford, Suffolk. Killed in Action (KIA).

Locations

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 April 2015 15:18:24 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Photo taken 9 October 2010, Gary Atkins

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