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Kingsnorth

Military site : airfield

Kingsnorth was used as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, with temporary runways and buildings. It was then used by the Ninth Air Force as an Advanced Landing Ground 1944, and was in 1944 home briefly to the 36th Fighter Group.

Service

Units

People

  • Robert Carr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 36th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Wahn, Germany as the flight was rolling in to the attack they were set upon by Fw190's, jettisoning their bombs he was shot down and crashed near Wahn. MACR 11446.

  • Newton Davis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 36th Fighter Group
    Lt. Davis and his wing man, 2Lt. Harry J. Vibbert, Jr, departed their airfield at Bruchelle, France on an armed reconnaissance mission in the area of Argentan. At about 15:30 on August 13, 1944, they were flying at about 50 feet above ground strafing...

  • Peter Eaton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 36th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 53FS, 36FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frank Fazekas

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 36th Fighter Group
    23 MAR 2018 - Funeral Announcement For Airman Killed During World War II ...

  • Paul Rolland

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 36th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 22FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bonn, Germany last seen chasing a Me109 NW of Bonn. Presumed battle casualty. POW (POW). 23-Dec-1944. MACR 11443. Awards: PH.

Aircraft

  • 41-6194 'Death Takes a Holiday'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-28815

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 22FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Bonn, Germany last seen chasing a Me109 NW of Bonn. Pilot 1Lt Paul O Rolland presumed battle casualty. POW (POW). 23-Dec-1944. MACR 11443.

  • 42-75253

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75860 'Lucky Boy' 'Shoo Shoo Baby'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Wahn, Germany as the flight was rolling in to the attack they were set upon by Fw190's, jettisoning their bombs pilot 2Lt Robert S...

  • 41-6244

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-74718

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Assigned to Lt. Cecil Manning 4FG 335 FS September 1943 per his logbook.

  • 42-7879

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 22FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-76113

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Written off in Landing accident Kingnorth/Sta 418 6-Jun-44.

  • 42-8592

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 22FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Chris Ashworth, Action Stations 9: Military Airfields of the Central South and South-east (Cambridge, 1985)

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