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42-75567

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Rijssen, Holland after combat with an Bf109 on a bomber escort mission to Ijmuiden in P-47D 42-75567. Killed in Action (KIA). 30-Jan-44. MACR 2133.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 361st Fighter Group

    361st Fighter Group

    Group
    The 361st Fighter Group was the last P-47 Thunderbolt Group to join the Eighth Air Force. Between 21 January 1944 and 20 April 1945, the Group flew 441 missions, the majority in an escort role in support of bombers flying over occupied Europe. The...

  • 374th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Ethelbert Amason

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 361st Fighter Group
    Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed near Rijssen, Holland after combat with an Bf109 on a bomber escort mission to Ijmuiden in P-47D 42-75567. Killed in Action (KIA). 30-Jan-44. MACR 2133.

Places

  • Bottisham

    Military site : airfield
    The P-47 Thunderbolts of the 361st Fighter Group damaged the surfaces of the airfield so much in the first months of flying from Bottisham that American engineers were called in to lay a new runway. In January 1944 they constructed a 1,470-yard-long...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bottisham, Cambridge CB25, UK 1943

Assigned to 374FS, 361FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Rijssen, Netherlands 30 January 1944

Crashed near Rijssen, Holland after combat with an Bf109 on a bomber escort mission to Ijmuiden in P-47D 42-75567. Killed in Action (KIA). 30-Jan-44. MACR 2133.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 July 2016 07:08:20 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=75567
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=2133
https://www.fold3.com/image/28598634/?terms=42-75567

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

MACR 2133 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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