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P-47 Thunderbolt



  • 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 ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron


  • Manford Croy

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Manford Croy attended the Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska and later the University of Washington, graduating in 1941. He enlisted in February 1943 and trained as a Pilot. Sent overseas, he was assigned to the 78th Fighter Group / 82nd Fighter...

  • James Kinsolving

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    74 missions, flew 3 missions on D Day. On third flight on D Day, his plane was the only one of his group of four that came back DFC, Air Medal

  • Howard Scholz

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot

  • Roland Wolfe

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Entered WW II through the RCAF into the RAF, flying with the 133 [Eagle] Squadron, while flying a Spitfire on a convoy patrol, suffered engine failure and baled out, landing in Eire, 13 miles from his base, was picked up by the Irish army and interned...



  • 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...


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15 May 2019 15:39:52 general ira snapsorter Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

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