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"Wreckage of a Republic P-47D, which crashed during the D-Day invasion, lies on the battle-scarred beach of Normandy, France. 22 June 1944."

P-47D 42-76297, 386FS, 365FG, 9AF bellied in on the 10th June 1944, on 'Juno' Beach, vicinity of Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer. Pilot 2Lt John A. Weese Killed in Action (KIA).

Connections

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 386th Fighter Squadron

People

  • John Weese

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 386FS, 365BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol of Cherbourg peninsula in P-47D 42-76297 10-Jun-44; Hit by flak, attempted belly landing on Juno beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Though he gave no indication to his flight...

Aircraft

  • 42-76297

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 386FS, 365BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol of Cherbourg peninsula 10-Jun-44; Hit by flak, pilot 2lt John A Weese attempted belly landing on Juno beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Killed in Action (KIA)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2019 19:57:41 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/42264976?terms=42-76297

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