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P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47 Serial 42-28879 was flown by 2nd Lt Bradley B. Clark of 371st Fighter Group/406th Fighter Squadron when it was lost on return from a strafing mission to Germany, 23 December 1944. Hit by a German fighter above Weiler, Germany, it crashed at 11:35 at 1,5km West of the village of Omelmont, France, as the pilot hit a house while trying to find his base of nearby Tantonville in heavy ground fog. Bradley Clark was killed. No Missing Air Crew Report (MACR).
Pieces of his P-47 were found in 2011 and a plaque has been placed near the crash place in honor of its young pilot. More details on 2nd Lt Bradley Clark's page.



  • Bradley Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 371st Fighter Group
    Bradley Clark grew up in Bronxville and Mount Vernon and attended the Mount Vernon High School near the family home. He was an accomplished sportsman, excelling in football and swimming. After graduating from the Mount Vernon A.B. Davis High School in...


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    23 December 1944



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Date Contributor Update
09 September 2015 15:13:02 ED-BB Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, unit associations, place associations and mission associations

P-47 database (Didier Badique, France)
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