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42-76549

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Gerald E Brasher. Reassigned to Lt Merle Capp.

Crew Chief - S/Sgt Dominic M Kolenic
Asst Crew Chief - Cpl Donald R Hink
Armourer - Cpl George S Mueller

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

  • Gerald Brasher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Gerald E 'Jerry' Brasher served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group. He was a ace with 6 kills to his credit. 1 x confirmed [Air], 5 x confirmed [Ground]. Transferred to 310FRS, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Merle Capp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Lt Merle R. Capp was destined to join the list of high-scoring pilots of the 78th FG with a tally of 2 air and 2.5 ground 'kills'. The youngest of three sons of a Colonel in the regular Army he was currently attending the University of Carolina when he...

  • Donald Hink

    Military | Sergeant | Asst crew chief | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 82FS, 78BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Dominic Kolenic

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew chief | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: BSM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Mueller

    Military | Corporal | Armourer | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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
Manufactured Republic, Farmingdale, NY 1943

Built at Republic.

Assigned Duxford, UK 1943

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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 April 2021 13:52:12 Al_Skiff Changes to description and person associations
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Date Contributor Update
18 April 2021 13:46:31 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
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