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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Wahn, Germany as the flight was rolling in to the attack they were set upon by Fw190's, jettisoning their bombs pilot 2Lt Robert S Carr was shot down and crashed near Wahn. MACR 11446.

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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

  • 487th Fighter Squadron
  • 53rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Carr

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 36th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Wahn, Germany as the flight was rolling in to the attack they were set upon by Fw190's, jettisoning their bombs he was shot down and crashed near Wahn. MACR 11446.

  • Carl Luksic

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in P-51 #42106788. Prisoner of War (POW). POW/ DSC/ DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster/ AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster 5

Places

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  • Kingsnorth

    Military site : airfield
    Kingsnorth was used as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943, with temporary runways and buildings. It was then used by the Ninth Air Force as an Advanced Landing Ground 1944, and was in 1944 home briefly to the 36th Fighter Group.

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26, UK 1944

Assigned to 487FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Kingsnorth, Ashford, UK 1944

Transferred to 53FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Wahn, Köln, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Wahn, Germany as the flight was rolling in to the attack they were set upon by Fw190's, jettisoning their bombs he was shot down and crashed near Wahn. MACR 11446.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 January 2017 17:49:00 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
www.littlefriends.co.uk
https://www.fold3.com/image/46699869

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11446 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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