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42-75210

P-47 Thunderbolt

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

  • 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

  • Richard Broach

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Graduated US Military Academy West Point Jan-43. Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Berlin in P-51B 42-106771 'Dotty'. Strafed first a barge and then a train on return journey and took flak hit to oil system, A/C...

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 Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport, Queens, NY 11371, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned 1944

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2017 15:14:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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