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P-47D Thunderbolt 42-25881 397th FS, 368th FG, 9th AF pilot Capt Eugene M Potter. A/C and pilot lost on dive bombing mission in a mid air collision with a Fw190. 7-7-44. MACR 6645.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 368th Fighter Group

    368th Fighter Group

    The 368th Fighter Group flew P-47s in combat from England from March 1944. In the days after D-Day the Group supported Allied ground troops fighting in the Cherbourg penisula and then around St. Lo. The Group received a DUC for flying seven missions in...

  • 397th Fighter Squadron


  • Eugene Potter

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Eugene Potter began training in the Canadian air force in the winter of 1940-41. Joined the RAF and was assigned to 71 [Eagle] Sqn RAF, but was not among the officers transferred to the USAAF on 29-9-42. ...


  • 42-25881

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 42-25881, assigned to the 397th FS, 368th FG, 9th AF, 9-3-44. Whilst on dive bombing mission, collided with a Fw190 near Campeau that had emerged from the overcast directly in front of him. 7-7-44 A/C crashed near Campeau,...


Date Contributor Update
21 September 2015 12:57:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations