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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ, 466BG, 8AF USAAF.



  • 42-22492 'Marjorie'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Involved in Mid Air Collision with P-47 42-75523* in heavy overcast 8-Mar-44 - Lt William E Fowler. RTD *42-75523 was pilot by Major John C Edwards RTD


  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 466th Bomb Group

    466th Bomb Group

    The 466th Bomb Group flew B-24 Liberators from Attlebridge, Norfolk, during the last year of the war in Europe. The Group flew 232 missions in the course of the year and celebrated the 100th one by inviting local people onto the base to mark the...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (466th Bomb Group)


  • John Edwards

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Came to the 352nd FG from the 487th BG

  • Everett Jones

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 44th Bomb Group The Flying Eightballs
    First entered the Signal Corps and then completed training as a multi-engine pilot. Flew B-24s with the 2nd AD including lead positions for the 96th Combat Wing and three different groups on twenty-two occasions. Later, also piloted the P-47...

  • John Kessler

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group


  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...


Event Location Date
Crashed 8 March 1944

Involved in Mid Air Collision 8-Mar-44 - Maj John C Edwards RTD

Crashed Attlebridge, Norwich, Norfolk NR9, UK 4 June 1945


Date Contributor Update
10 December 2018 22:01:47 Al_Skiff Changes to description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations and person associations

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2014 18:02:19 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations

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