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42-75610

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Chartres. A/C Abandoned after propellor ran away. Pilot 2Lt Lawrence Casey baled out after engine failure near Bernay, France. EVD MACR 5581.

Service

Units

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 83rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Lawrence Casey

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Baled out after engine failure near Bernay, France, in P-47 42-75610. The Pierre-Rose family provided cover for him at their country home, Chalet de Franc Boaisier, Tourville la...

  • William Chapman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (3OLC), American Campaign Medal, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Salvador Maggio

    Military | Sergeant | Asst Crew Chief
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Franklin Pursell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group
    (See the book 'Eagles of Duxford' pages 65 & 70 for references to Lt Purcell) He was assigned on 4/29/44.

  • Edward Wagner

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew chief
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME (6 Bronze stars).

  • Frederick White

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 78th Fighter Group

Missions

Places

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK 1944

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed 27300 Bernay, France 11 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Chartres. A/C Abandoned after propellor ran away. Pilot 2Lt Lawrence Casey baled out after engine failure near Bernay, France. EVD MACR 5581.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2017 14:53:22 Al_Skiff Changes to events and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28621309
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-75610&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
27 December 2017 12:14:47 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, aircraft associations and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28621309

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2015 23:25:06 Dmura Changes to aircraft associations and place associations
Sources

D. Chapman

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2015 23:11:41 Dmura Changes to nicknames
Sources

D. Chapman

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

MACR 5581 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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