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42-27181

P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy on "D-Day", ...

People

  • John Drummond

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 405th Fighter Group
    Lt Drummond flew 47 missions with the 510th Fighter Squadron. He was shot down, by flak, near Vive , France on July 26th 1944. He bailed out, his P-47 42-27181, was hit in the engine by flak and it crashed and burned in the village of Gieville, France....

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed France 26 July 1944 – 26 July 1944

Shot down by light flak. Hit in engine. Wreckage found in the village of Gieville, France

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 July 2020 20:40:33 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the nickname listed in the Media description.

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 14:14:08 gfeindel Changes to description and events
Sources

Papers of Lt Drummond.

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 14:11:16 gfeindel Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

papers of Lt Drummond

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 14:10:24 gfeindel Changes to events
Sources

Papers of Lt Drummond

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 14:09:14 gfeindel Changes to description
Sources

510th French web site.

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2019 14:06:55 gfeindel Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

510th Fighter web page, 510th French web page, Personal papers of Lt Drummond.

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

MACR 7484 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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