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42-7982

P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 336th Fighter Squadron

    336th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 336th Fighter Squadron was constituted by the War Department on 22 august 1942, and was activated at Bushey Hall, England, on 12 September. It had been designated as No. 133 (Eagle) Squadron, and was made up of American volunteers to the Royal Air...

  • 552nd Fighter Training Squadron

People

  • Richard Braley

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Joined RAFVR, assigned to 133S, transferred to 336FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF, ...

Places

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 22 December 1943

Take Off Accident Atcham/Sta 342 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt Robert G O'Nan, 22-12-43.

Crashed Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 8 September 1944

Mid Air Collision Atcham/Sta 342 Cat 3 damage pilot Lt Estell L Stobaugh, 8-9-44.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2015 17:37:19 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
08 November 2015 16:08:17 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/336_br...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-7982&Submit4=Go
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-7982&Submit=Se...

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