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42-28455

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed on take off at Duxford due to engine failure 19-Dec-44. Pilot Lt John B Wade.

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. ...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    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

People

  • Lawrence Nelson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot

  • John Wade

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Crashed at Kettersbach on 23 Feb 45 in P-51 #44-11364, Prisoner of War (POW).

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned 1944

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

Crashed Duxford, UK 19 December 1944

Crashed on take off at Duxford due to engine failure 19-Dec-44. Pilot Lt John B Wade.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2021 19:29:03 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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