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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 411FS, 373FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn airfield section joined melee with 25+ Me109's and 4 x Fw190's shot down in dogfight. Pilot 1st Lt Frank A Hawn POW. MACR 11493.

Service

People

  • Frank Hawn

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 373rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 411FS, 373FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn airfield section joined melee with 25+ Me109's and 4 x Fw190's shot down in dogfight. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11493. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Woodchurch

    Military site : airfield
    An RAF Advanced Landing Ground used in 1943 with temporary runways and buildings, Woodchurch was handed to the Ninth Air Force in 1944, where it was the brief home of the 373rd Fighter Group. It was abandoned and dismantled in 1944-1945. . The present...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Woodchurch, Birkenhead, Wirral CH49, UK 1944

Assigned to 411FS, 373FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Bonn, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn airfield section joined melee with 25+ Me109's and 4 x Fw190's shot down in dogfight. Pilot 1st Lt Frank A Hawn POW. MACR 11493.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2017 14:06:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...

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

MACR 11493 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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