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42-8592

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 22FS, 36FG, 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
  • 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...

  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 22nd Fighter Squadron
  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

People

  • Robert Burton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. 81 missions, 300 hours. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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...

  • 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.

  • Brucheville

    Military site : airfield

Events

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 Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1943

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Kingsnorth, Ashford, UK 1944

Transferred to 22FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 50480 Brucheville, France 17 August 1944

Taxiing Accident Brucheville/A-16 Cat 3 damage Lt Arthur H Kuhlman, 17-Aug-44.

P-47D 42-8592 - 22FS 36FG 9AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 August 2017 19:06:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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