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P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 404th Fighter Group

    404th Fighter Group

    Group
    A unit history of the 404th Fighter Group is available online as a pdf: http://www.winkton.net/Leap%20Off/LeapOffPdf3.pdf

  • 508th Fighter Squadron

    508th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    "During one of the many breaks in operations caused by weather, Lieut. Col. Cowart of the 555th Signal Aircraft Warning Battalion introduced to pilots of the [404th FB] Group a radar set known as the SCR-584 (Signal Corps Radio). It had the ability to...

People

  • Ernest Tibbets

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 404th Fighter Group
    Ernest Tibbets served as a pilot with the 404th Fighter Group. He was Killed in Action on 8 December 1944. See Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 10830. Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 16 Oak Leaf Clusters.

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 8 December 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2015 18:37:19 tjms50 Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Ship belonged to Maj. George McLaughlin, flown Dec. 8 ,1944 by Capt. Ernest "Tibbo" Tibbets

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

MACR 10830 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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