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P-47 Thunderbolt

Flown by Lieutenant Donald J Corrigan who flew it operationally three times between 30 April and 20 May 1944. He gave it the nickname 'Agony Wagon'. He had one recorded 'victory' and this was marked on the aircraft.

42-25771 was also flown by Second Liuetenant Virgil C Johnston. He flew it on 20 missions between April and June 1944.

The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed near Rennes, France on 10 June 1944.
Its pilot Second Lieutenant Virgil C Johnston was killed.



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  • Donald Corrigan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
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  • Virgil Johnston

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Rennes in P-47 #42-25771 on 10 June 1944. ...


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Event Location Date
Crashed Rennes, France 10 June 1944


Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 12:51:50 Lucy May Changes to nicknames, markings and description

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Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 12:33:38 Lucy May Changes to serial number, description, events, person associations and place associations

Changed serial number from 42-25571 to 42-25771 after checking MACR 5561.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 5561 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database