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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 405FS, 371FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recce Hirschberg area, suffered mechanical failure of propeller, headed for base, engine failed bellied in. 11-Apr-45 Leon L Hooper Jr RTD MACR 14107.



  • 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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 371st Fighter Group
  • 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 ...

  • 405th Fighter Squadron
  • 84th Fighter Squadron


  • Benjamin Mayo

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group


  • Bisterne

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1943, it was developed for use by the Ninth Air Force in 1943-1944. The 371st Fighter Group used the airfield, before it was closed and returned to agriculture in 1944-45.

  • 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...


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, UK April 1944

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

E/A Destroyed 80500 Montdidier, France 7 June 1944

Destroyed Me109 Montdidier 7-Jun-44. Pilot Major Ben Mayo.

Assigned Bisterne, Ringwood BH24 3BN, UK 1945

Transferred to 405FS, 371FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Germany 11 April 1945


Date Contributor Update
21 May 2018 17:20:39 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Aces of the 78th Fighter Group By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2015 15:32:03 jrugman Changes to markings, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:19 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 14107 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database