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42-25981

P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 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

  • Daniel Loyd

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Ecouche in P-47 42-25981 - says MACR 5577. US trial papers (case no 11-96) say he was shot to death while prisoner of war at St. Sulpice sur Risle, France, by an SS trooper. In an irregular drum-head court martial he had...

  • William Newton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 5 July 1944 in P-47D AC 42-26583 while on escort mission to Chateauroux, FR. Bounced by 6 ME109s at 12000 ft, at 1600hrs, with other ME109s joing in. Crashed close to Breteuil at 1557hrs (per German records). ...

  • George Rickett

    Military | First Lieutenant | 496th Fighter Training Group

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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 11:13:55 general ira snapsorter Changes to markings, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Peter Randall - 78th FG D-Day List;

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2017 11:00:59 Kauko56 Changes to unit associations
Sources

MACR 5577

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

MACR 5577 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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