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42-26149

P-47 Thunderbolt

Lost 10 June 44 - Lt. James F. Casey POW.

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

  • James Casey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rennes in P-47 42-26149 having dropped his bombs, formation bounced by Me109s crashed near La Ferte Mace 10-Jun-44 Prisoner of War (POW), MACR 5579. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Lloyd Covelle

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 496th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited with 2 x kills. Transferred to 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Returned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Missions

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 11:35:15 general ira snapsorter Changes to markings, description, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Peter Randall - 78th FG D-Day List;
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk

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

MACR 5579 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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