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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.



  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • 53rd Fighter Squadron


  • Leicester Bishop

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. End Tour of Duty (ETD). ...

  • Tony Cardella

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief

  • Neil Van Wyk

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 4th Fighter Group
    Captain Neil Van Wyk flew with both the 336th and 335th Fighter Squadrons. ...

  • Joseph Wavra

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 36th Fighter Group


  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • 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.


Event Location Date
Crashed Orléans, France 20 July 1944 – 20 July 1944

Hit by Flak on dive bombing mission 20-Jul-44 pilot Lt Joseph W Wavra KIA. MACR 10666.


Date Contributor Update
07 March 2016 20:48:27 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:06 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 10666 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database