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493rd Fighter Squadron

Squadron

Structure

Part of
  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    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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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Ibsley

Connections

People

  • George Pullis

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 48th Fighter Group
    George Pullis flew over 120 combat missions with the 48th Fighter Group. He scored one recorded victory on 8 April 1945. He did have to bale out on 22 March 1945 but made it safely back to base at St Trond, Belgium. ...

  • Homer Young

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 48th Fighter Group
    Enlisting and training ...

Aircraft

  • 42-7936 "Pistol Packin Mama"

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. One-time personal aircraft of (then) Lt. Fonzo "Snuffy" D. Smith. Transferred to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 493FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • X7186

    Oxford
    Airspeed Oxford X7186, assigned to 493rd Fighter Squadron, 48th Fighter Group, 9AF USAAF.

Citations

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 April 2018 21:37:39 Bunce Changes to motto and aircraft types
Sources

Col. Jacob Cooper, as told to Mark Munson son of TSgt Bert "Mother" Munson.

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 15:57:44 rossingtonj Changes to type
Sources

Type added.

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

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)

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