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492nd Fighter Squadron



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  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

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Station Location Date
Based Ibsley



  • John Anusewicz

    Military | First Sergeant (1st Grade) | P-47 Thunderbolt - Armourer | 48th Fighter Group
    John was 18 when he joined up. He became an armourer with the 48th Fighter Group of the Ninth Air Force. He was responsible for preparing P-47 Thunderbolts before they took off on missions from their temporary airfields in France. ‘I know when you are...

  • Donald Engel

    Military | Flying Officer | Fighter pilot | 48th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 492FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armoured column cover to Urbach, Germany in P-47 42-8445 Killed in Action (KIA) 21-Nov-44. MACR 15880/10581


  • 42-8445

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 492FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armoured column cover to Urbach, Germany pilot F/O Donald R Engel Killed in Action (KIA) 21-Nov-44. MACR 15880/10581

  • 43-25309

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-75274

    P-47 Thunderbolt




Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:57:52 rossingtonj Changes to type

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)