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Five Republic P-47 Thunderbolt pilots who knocked five German fighters out of the sky when the latter tried to go to work on a flak-battered staggering Boeing B-17 fortress near Bremen.

L-R Rear: 1Lt Clayton E "Ozzie" Davis,1 Lt Daniel T Britt Jr, Capt Donald K Dilling.
L-R Front: Capt Winfield E McIntyre, 1Lt Harold S Riley Jr.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A12134-27140AC.

Connections

Units

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Daniel Britt

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 1 x kill. Transferred to ? Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clayton Davis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Noyon Oise on 17 Aug 44 in P-51 #4413651

  • Donald Dilling

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    RTD Crashed into Channel on 30 Dec 43 in P-47 #428447

  • Winfield McIntyre

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Desvres in P-47 #4222511 on 30 Dec 43

  • Harold Riley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Shot down by gunfire on a mission to Wizernes, FR on 11 Mar 1944 and crashed ENE of Dieppe, FR in P-47D #42-22530 'The Kid'. Killed in Action (KIA).

Aircraft

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2017 10:14:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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