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IWM catalogue record

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P-47D Thunderbolt (LM-J, serial number 44-19780), named "Teddy", undergoing maintenance work at Boxted air base. The aircraft was flown by Major Michael J. Jackson of the 62nd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group. Late 1944.



  • 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...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron


  • Michael Jackson

    Military | Brigadier General | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Squadron Commander
    OPS officer/flight leader 56th FS 56th FG 8 air kills + 6 by strafing P-47D s/n 44-19780 LM+J "Teddy" P-47M s/n 44-21117 LM+J "Teddy" Brig. General USAFR retired


  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:21:48 AAM AAM ingest

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