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42-76318

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Hannover Strafing Wunstrof A/D hit by AA fire climbed to bale out, stalled/spun in. 28-May-44 2Lt William S Orvis Jr Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5026.

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 ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • William Orvis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. 3 x missions. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Hannover Strafing Wunstrof A/D in P-47 42-76318 hit by AA fire climbed to bale out, stalled/spun in. 28-May-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5026. Awards: PH.

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 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Steinhuder Meer, 31515 Wunstorf, Germany 28 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Hannover Strafing Wunstrof A/D hit by AA fire climbed to bale out, stalled/spun in. 28-May-44 2Lt William S Orvis Jr KIA. MACR 5026.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2017 19:34:55 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-76318&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-76318&Submit6=Go

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5026 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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