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42-74699

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 509FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF.

Service

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
  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 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...

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 359th Fighter Squadron
  • 509th Fighter Squadron
  • 62nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Bradshaw

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport, Queens, NY 11371, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 1944

Assigned to 359FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1944

Transferred to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Christchurch, UK 1944

Transferred to 509FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2017 17:21:11 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-74699&Submit=Search
http://p-47.database.pagesperso-orange.fr/Database/42-7xxxx.htm

Date Contributor Update
09 April 2017 17:20:33 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-74699&Submit=Search
http://p-47.database.pagesperso-orange.fr/Database/42-7xxxx.htm

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