Capt William C Brearley 359th Fighter Squadron. P-47D 44-19939 OC-C "Princess Jocelyn".
The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...
Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt William C Brearley.
Military site : airfield
Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...