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62nd Fighter Squadron

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  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

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    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...

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  • Sidney Abell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5th ERS.

  • Ralph Aberth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Benjamin Abraham

    Military | Enlisted Man | 56th Fighter Group

  • Andrew Abram

    Military | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group

  • Donald Adams

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 31st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 2 x missions. Credited with 2 destroyed and 2 damaged (ground). ...

  • Frank Aheron

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Killed in crash at Cranfield following mechanical failure of P-47M 44-21125. Canopy covered in oil, engine misfiring before crashing 2 miles north of Cranfield, Died Non Battle DNB.

  • Clinton Albright

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 405th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 511FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF. End of War.

  • Donald Allayard

    Military | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group

  • Donald Allayaud

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return from his first mission, a patrol/escort duty to Frankfurt, Germany. Crashed near Valenciennes in P-47 42-28683 Killed in Action (KIA). 2-Dec-44. MACR 10800.

  • Clinton Allbright

    Military | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-22527

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-25522

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-25713

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26274

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26337

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26342

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-26636

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-27382

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-28683

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 42-28688

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47 Thunderbolt 42-28688 62nd FS, 56th FG, 8th AF, part of the famous Zemkes Wolfpack, this plane was lost on a sweep of Koblenz when hit by flak 18th December 1944. Pilot 2nd Lt Haggard bailed out and became POW. MACR 11308.

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Date Contributor Update
09 April 2015 21:46:20 EMBLEMHUNTER Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:43:24 rossingtonj Changes to type
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27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / 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)

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