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42-28426

P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47D 42-28426 Thunderbolt 406th FS, 371st FG, 9th AF, Taxiing out to runway and hit by out of control landing P-47D 42-26294. Pilot Major William J Daley gravely wounded in crash and died next day. 9 September 1944, at Voisins A-58.

Service

People

  • William Daley

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    William Daley attempted to enlisted from Amarillo, Texas, in the Army Aviation Cadet programme but was rejected. He then went to the Clayton-Knight Committee, and having nearly 200 hours of flying time, was accepted for the RAF, where he graduated a a...

Places

  • Bisterne

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1943, it was developed for use by the Ninth Air Force in 1943-1944. The 371st Fighter Group used the airfield, before it was closed and returned to agriculture in 1944-45.

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered United States 1943

To USAAF.

Shipped abroad Merseyside, UK 1944

Shipped overseas.

Assigned Bisterne, Ringwood, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 7 March 1944

Assigned to 406th FS, 371st FG, 9th AF.

Crashed Voisins-le-Bretonneux, France 9 September 1944

Taxiing out to runway and hit by out of control landing P-47D 42-26294. Pilot Major William J Daley gravely wounded in crash and died next day. 9 September 1944, at Voisins A-58.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2015 18:22:39 Al_Skiff Changes to events and place associations
Sources

https://371stfightergroup.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/371st-fighter-group-h...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-28426&Submit4=Go

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2015 18:07:37 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, unit associations and person associations
Sources

https://371stfightergroup.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/371st-fighter-group-h...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-28426&Submit4=Go

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