Assigned to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Written off in Landing accident Kingnorth/Sta 418 6-Jun-44.
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...
Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 36th Fighter Group
Assigned to 53FS, 36FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.
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.
|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.
|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|