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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 5th ERS, 65FW, 8AF USAAF. Lost 13-Mar-45. Lt Thomas E Barket killed following mid-air collision with B-24 42-50359 'TARFU' from Seething.



  • 42-50359 'TARFU'

    B-24 Liberator
    Assigned to 713BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 714BS, 448BG, 8AF USAAF. Lost following mid-air collision with P-47 42-8496 4 x miles NNE of Seething 13-Mar-45. 3 x KIA.


  • 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. ...

  • 65th Fighter Wing

    65th Fighter Wing

    Browse 65th Fighter Wing photographs and other documents in the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library digital archive here:

  • 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron


  • Thomas Barket

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5ERS, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5ERS, 8AF USAAF. Killed following mid-air collision with B-24 42-50359 'TARFU' from Seething 13-Mar-45. Awards: PH


  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, Essex, UK 1944

Assigned to 5th ERS, 65FW, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Seething, Norwich, Norfolk NR15, UK 13 March 1945

Mid-air Collision Seething Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Thomas E Barket KIA, 13-Mar-45.

P-47 42-8496W - 5ERS 8AF


Date Contributor Update
29 June 2016 18:05:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations