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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 405FS, 510FG, 9AF USAAF.




  • Robert Thacker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 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...

  • Picauville

    Military site : airfield


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 Boxted, Colchester, UK 1943

Assigned to 369FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned 50360 Picauville, France 1944

Transferred to 405FS, 510FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 50360 Picauville, France 31 July 1944

Landing Accident Picauville/A-8 Lt Charles A Appel, 31-07-44.

P-47D 42-8698 405FS, 510FG, 9AF


Date Contributor Update
07 February 2018 16:23:19 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations