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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to Lt Walter Frederick 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF who filed claim on 4 July 1944 for 1 downed plane. Lt. Frederick was reposted soon after to Pacific Theater. Transferred as War Weary was a two seater to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 4FG HQ Sqn. One-time personal aircraft of Col Everett W Stewart.



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    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...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    Headquarters (4th Fighter Group)

    The Headquarters Squadron was made up of true leaders. Most had flown Hurricanes, Spitfires, Thunderbolts and Mustangs. ...


  • Walter Frederick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 507th Fighter Group
    1st Lt Walter R. Frederick 8th AF 56th FG 63rd. ...

  • Samuel Stamps

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME

  • Everett Stewart

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1055 single engine/Group Commander | 352nd Fighter Group
    CO 4th FG Feb 1945 - Sept 1945 ...


  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • 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...


Event Location Date
Crashed Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 3 June 1944

Landing Accident Boxted/Sta 150 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Samuel O Stamps, 3-Jun-44.

63FS 56FG 8AF.


Date Contributor Update
19 May 2022 10:04:57 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

Date Contributor Update
31 August 2020 21:01:52 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to description

Further defined date of transfer to 4th FG

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30 August 2020 19:55:40 Quaker Schlemiel Changes to nicknames and description

Typo correction for search assistance.

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2016 09:51:51 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2016 09:50:01 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
11 April 2015 21:11:17 apollo11 Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Personal research & 'The Debden Eagles' by Garry L. Fry.