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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.



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    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
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  • Pius Kuntz

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 367th Fighter Group
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  • 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.


Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered United States 1943


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.


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