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P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 388th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Arthur Bessette

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Aircraft Mechanic | 365th Fighter Group

  • John McCatherin

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ground Crew Chief/Aircraft Mechanic | 365th Fighter Group

  • William McChesney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 365th Fighter Group

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 7 May 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 January 2021 19:13:28 466thHistorian Changes to media associations
Sources

connected photo

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2020 02:21:23 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, unit associations and place associations
Sources

"Thunderbolts of The Hell Hawks" - Barnes, Crump & Sutherland
page 284

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5532 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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