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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 379FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF.



  • 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
  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 362nd Fighter Group

    362nd Fighter Group

    The Group trained in P-47s and moved to England in November 1943. Arriving earlier than many other Ninth Air Force fighter groups, the pilots main occupation was escort work for heavy bombers. The Group's first mission on 8 February 1944 was one...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 326th Ferry Squadron
  • 352nd Fighter Squadron
  • 379th Fighter Squadron
  • 82nd Fighter Squadron


  • Richard Christopher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 56SCS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Raydon, Ipswich IP7 5LL, UK 1944

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK November 1944

Transferred to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 77230 Rouvres, France 29 December 1944

Landing Accident Rouvres/A-82 Cat 3 damage Lt William L Adden, 29-Dec-44.

P-47D 42-26633 - 326FRS 9AF

Assigned 77230 Rouvres, France January 1945

Transferred to 379FS, 362FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 6 miles NE Rouvres, France 19 February 1945

Killed Crashed on Take off 6 mile NE Rouvres Cat 4 Lt Donald J Kueffner, 19-Feb-45.

P-47D 42-26633 379FS 362FG 9AF


Date Contributor Update
13 January 2018 17:24:37 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
13 January 2018 17:23:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations