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41-6244

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

  • 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...

  • 53rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • James Goodson

    Military | Major | Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Major Goodson was a U.S. citizen born in New York City on 21 March 1921 of British parents. He was raised in Toronto, Canada, by his mother following his father's death. In 1939, upon graduation from high school, he had no money but a desire to meet...

Places

  • 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...

  • Kingsnorth

    Military site : airfield
    Kingsnorth was used as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, with temporary runways and buildings. It was then used by the Ninth Air Force as an Advanced Landing Ground 1944, and was in 1944 home briefly to the 36th Fighter Group.

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Speke, Merseyside, UK 22 March 1943

Ground Loop during Take Off Speke Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt James A Goodson, 22-Mar-43.

336FS 4FG 8AF.

Crashed Athis-de-l'Orne, France 2 October 1944

Crashed Belly Landing Athis-de-l'Orne/A-76 Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Gerald B Barnard Jr, 2-Oct-44.

53FS 36FG A76 9

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2016 16:34:55 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=41-6244
http://www.south-lancs-aviation.bravepages.com/P-47%2041-6244.htm

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