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P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    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...

People

  • Manuel Bretana

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 36th Fighter Group
    Killed in action during a dive bombing mission near Bergheim Germany. Bretana was leading the flight when he strafed a locomotive, after firing on the locomotive he pulled away from the target and his aircraft went into a nose dive. His aircraft...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 2 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12285 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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