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42-26294

P-47 Thunderbolt

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt 42-26294 404th FS, 371st FG, 9th AF USAAF. Crashed on landing and collided with P-47D 42-28426 pilot 2nd Lt William R Myles. Voisins A-58. 9-9-44.

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...

  • Pius Kuntz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 367th Fighter Group
    Pius, son of Jacob Kuntz and Theresia Mastel, was born in Napoleon North Dakota in 1920. After high school he attended North Dakota State College for a year until he had an opportunity to work as a machinist in Los Angeles, California. ...

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 overseas Merseyside, UK 1944

Shipped Abroad.

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

Assigned to 404th FS, 371st FG, 9th AF.

Crashed Voisins-le-Bretonneux, France 9 September 1944

Crashed on landing and collided with P-47D 42-28426 Cat 3 damage, pilot 2nd Lt William R Myles. Voisins A-58. 9-9-44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 September 2015 18:40:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-26294
https://371stfightergroup.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/371st-fighter-group-h...

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