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A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-28875) and a C-47 Skytrain (90-M, serial number 42-100806) of the 437th Troop Carrier Group at A-80 Mourmelon-le-Grand, September 1944. Image via John Quincy. Brand new P-47 42-28875 in basic theatre markings. It would soon become 4P-F “Bonnie Lynn” in the 513th FS, 406th Fighter Group, and would be shot down on 12 April 1945. It never made it to R-56.

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-28875) and a C-47 Skytrain (90-M, serial number 42-100806) of the 437th Troop Carrier Group at Nordholz, May 1945. Image via John Quincy.

Connections

Units

  • 406th Fighter Group
  • 437th Troop Carrier Group

    437th Troop Carrier Group

    Group
    Constituted as the 437th Troop Carrier Group on 15 April 1943, it was activated on 01 May 1943 in Dunnellon, FL. They trained with C-46 and C-47 aircraft for duty overseas with the Ninth Air Force. They moved to England during January and February of...

People

  • John Quincy

    Military | Lieutenant
    John Quincy served with the 406th Fighter Group. He sent historian Roger Freeman copies of the colour photos he took during his tour in the ETO.

Aircraft

Locations

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 September 2021 13:37:01 AeroProfessor Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Missing Aircrew Report 14452 dated 12/04/45 near Magdeburg

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:36:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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