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42-25698

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Ostend after pulling off Aerodrome at Miltonberg seen to be smoking, reported zero oil pressure.

Bellied in at Darmstadt. Pilot Lt. Robert E. Clague Prisoner of War (POW). 10-Sept-44 MACR 8691.

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 ...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Quince Brown

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Schleiden in P-47 'Okie II' 44-19569 ...

  • Robert Clague

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Ostend in P-47D 42-25698 hit by flak, causing engine to fail belly landing at Graefenhausen Prisoner of War (POW) 10-Sep-44 MACR 8691. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Jensen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew chief | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: BS, PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Putnam

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    KIS. Plane crashed at Duxford airfield.

  • Edwin Schneider

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    19th March 1945 is noted in the Duxford Fighter Group’s History as being a day that would never be forgotten. On that day one of the most intense and successful air battles of WW2 was fought by Duxford’s 78th Fighter Group. Consequently detailed...

  • Thomas Stoker

    Military | Corporal | Asst Crew Chief
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Missions

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 Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 1943

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Darmstadt, Germany 10 September 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Ostend after pulling off Aerodrome at Miltonberg seen to be smoking, reported zero oil pressure. Bellied in at Darmstadt. Pilot Lt Robert E Clague Prisoner of War (POW). 10-Sept-44 MACR 8691.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 10:42:54 general ira snapsorter Changes to description, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Peter Randall - 78th FG D-Day List;

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2017 16:36:23 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

MACR 8691 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8691 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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