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42-75118

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 508FS, 404FG, 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...

  • 404th Fighter Group

    404th Fighter Group

    Group
    A unit history of the 404th Fighter Group is available online as a pdf: http://www.winkton.net/Leap%20Off/LeapOffPdf3.pdf

  • 370th Fighter Squadron
  • 508th Fighter Squadron

    508th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    "During one of the many breaks in operations caused by weather, Lieut. Col. Cowart of the 555th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion introduced to pilots of the [404th FB] Group a radar set known as the SCR-584 (Signal Corps Radio). It had the ability to...

People

  • Daniel McKee

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    April-Oct. 1943, to HQ, Feb. 1944-April 1945, to HQ, P-47D #42-75118, P-51B #42-106878, P-51D #44-14521 'Rayner Shine,' P-51D #44-72823 'Rayner Shine'.

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...

  • Winkton

    Military site : airfield
    Prepared as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, the land was released for grazing before it was again selected for aircraft use, and improved for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. Used briefly by the 404th Fighter Group, it was then abandoned,...

Events

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 Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944

Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 22 March 1944

Involved in Mid Air Collision 22-Mar-44 - Lt John E Kerns

Assigned Winkton, Christchurch BH23 7AP, UK July 1944

Transferred to 508FS, 404FG, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2018 11:26:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-75118&Submit=Search
http://p-47.database.pagesperso-orange.fr/Database/42-7xxxx.htm

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