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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 511FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF. Abandoned 15 miles NE St Dizier 25-Oct-44.



  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy on "D-Day", ...

  • 511th Fighter Squadron


  • Clinton Albright

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 405th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 511FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF. End of War.


  • Christchurch

    Military site : airfield
    The original Christchurch Airport operated from 1935-39, and the airfield was used by the RAF from 1939 to 1941. It was the site of the Airspeed Aircraft factiry from 1940 to 51. Christchurch was developed for USAAF use in 1943, and the Ninth Air Force...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Evansville, IN, USA 1943

Built by Republic at Evansville, Indiana Plant.

Delivered Indiana, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Christchurch, Dorset, UK 1944

Assigned to 511FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 52100 Saint-Dizier, France 1944

Baled Out 15 miles NE St Dizier / A-64 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Clinton R Albright, 25-Oct-44.

P-47D 42-28674 - 511FS 405FG 9AF


Date Contributor Update
01 July 2016 12:31:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations