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42-8695

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Service

Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 369th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Booth

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Credited with 8 E/A destroyed in the air. 65 x missions. ...

Places

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured 1944
Delivered 1944
Assigned 1944

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2016 10:01:20 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
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Date Contributor Update
22 December 2016 09:59:46 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
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