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P-47 Thunderbolt

P47C-5-RE 41-6583 [YJ:K] "Alyce" was assigned to the 353FG/351FS at Metfield, UK. On 5-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by CPT Orville A. Kincade was despatched with others from the 353FG to provide escort to the B-17 formations of 3rd Bomb Division attacking at Gelsenkirchen, Germany. The aircraft was attacked by German fighters and CPT Kincade was able to bale out and was captured as a POW. The aircraft crashed at Volkerak/Zwolle/Ooltgenplaat, Holland. 1POW MACR 1168.



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    Military site : airfield
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Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Volkerak, 8032 Zwolle, Netherlands 5 November 1943

Attacked by German fighters. Pilot baled out and was captured. Aircraft crashed at Volkerak/Oogensplaat, Holland.


Date Contributor Update
08 July 2015 23:18:47 Lee8thbuff Changes to description

Lee Cunningham 8-Jul-2015. Added mission date to Description per MACR 1168.

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2015 23:16:34 Lee8thbuff Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events, place associations and mission associations

Lee Cunningham 8-Jul-2015. Added Nickname, markings and Description based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

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

MACR 1168 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database