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P-47 Thunderbolt



  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter 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 ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron


  • Merle Capp

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Lt Merle R. Capp was destined to join the list of high-scoring pilots of the 78th FG with a tally of 2 air and 2.5 ground 'kills'. The youngest of three sons of a Colonel in the regular Army he was currently attending the University of Carolina when he...

  • Charles Clark

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Beauvais in P-47 42-26314, hit by flak bombing marshaling yard crashed near 15km SE of Dieppe 2-Aug-44 Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 7718. ...



Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 1 August 1944


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

MACR 7718 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database