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P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Roy Fling

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Etten in P047 'Pat' 42-28543

Places

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Etten, Belgium 9 September 1944

Hit by flak

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 April 2019 00:32:14 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events and place associations
Sources

"Zemke's Wolfpack" - Julian & Randall
page 201

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8688 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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