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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Written off in Landing accident Kingnorth/Sta 418 6-Jun-44.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

  • 53rd Fighter Squadron


  • Peter Eaton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 36th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 53FS, 36FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • Kingsnorth

    Military site : airfield
    Kingsnorth was used as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, with temporary runways and buildings. It was then used by the Ninth Air Force as an Advanced Landing Ground 1944, and was in 1944 home briefly to the 36th Fighter Group.


Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Kingsnorth, Ashford, UK 1944

Assigned to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Kingsnorth, Ashford, UK 6 June 1944

Landing Accident Kingsnorth/Sta 418 Cat 5 damage Lt Peter K Eaton, 6-Jun-44.

P-47D 42-76113 - 53FS 36FG 9AF.


Date Contributor Update
25 July 2017 11:31:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations