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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Edmund Zellner. Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron.



  • 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. ...

  • 67th Fighter Wing
  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron
  • 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron


  • Charles Bennette

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills [Air]. Completed Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, rising to rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

  • Cameron Hart

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Killed in an accidental plane crash.

  • Edmond Zellner

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Crashed near Grandre pm 31 July 44 in P-51 #44-13910, Evaded (EVD).


  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  • 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 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 1944

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Boxted, Colchester, UK 1944

Transferred to 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron.

Crashed Manston, Ramsgate CT12, UK 20 June 1944

Crash Landing due to Engine Failure 12 miles SW Manston Cat 5 damage Lt Cameron M Hart, 20-Jun-44.

P-47D 42-22547 - DetB 67FW 8AF


Date Contributor Update
02 November 2016 20:27:57 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations