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Lt Lyle A Adrianse [ Grandville, MI ] 63rd Fighter Squadron. P-47D 42-8488 UN-A "Lofty".



  • 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. ...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter 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...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron


  • 42-8488 'Lofty'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 87ATC, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Lyle A Adrianse.


Date Contributor Update
28 June 2016 14:02:27 Pyker Changes to unit associations

Corrected entry for 55th FG to 56th FG.

Date Contributor Update
27 June 2016 12:06:13 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations