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42-26643

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Collided with P-47D 42-75608 taxiing Raydon/Sta 157. 9-Jul-44. Transferred to 509FS, 405FG, 9AF.

Service

Aircraft

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
  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    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 ("D-Day") through...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron
  • 509th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Edward Andrews

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • Leslie Thompson

    Military | Captain | 405th Fighter Group

Places

  • 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...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 1944

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 9 July 1944

Collided with P-47D 42-75608 taxiing Raydon/Sta 157. 9-Jul-44.

Transferred Christchurch, UK June 1945

Transferred to 509FS, 405FG, 9AF.

Crashed 94315 Straubing, Germany 4 June 1945

Landing Accident Straubing/R-68 Cat 3 damage, pilot Lt John H Carroll, 4-Jun-45.

509FS 405FG 9AF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 22:11:45 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-26643
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-75608&Submit=S...

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 22:08:55 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-26643
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-26643&Submit=S...

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 22:06:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-26643&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-26643

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