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42-25711

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 5ERS, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) rescue mission last seen struggling on instruments in adverse weather conditions 20 miles NE of Southwold over North sea. Pilot 1Lt John W Clark Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 7735.

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. ...

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

  • 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron

People

  • John Clark

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 359th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

Places

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wretham, Thetford IP24, UK 1944

Assigned to 368FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK June 1944

Transferred to 5ERS, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 20 miles NE Southwold, UK 31 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) rescue mission last seen struggling on instruments in adverse weather conditions 20 miles NE of Southwold over North sea. Pilot 1Lt John W Clark KIA. MACR 7735.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2018 14:17:58 general ira snapsorter Changes to media associations
Sources

Associated media.

Date Contributor Update
20 January 2018 14:05:04 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-25711&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/image/29434816

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

MACR 7735 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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