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P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy ("D-Day") through...

  • 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 ...

  • 511th Fighter Squadron
  • 83rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Joseph Marr

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 405th Fighter Group
    Captain Joseph Marr is buried in Plot D Row 18 Grave 9 at Brittany American Cemetery, St. James, France.

Places

  • Christchurch

    Military site : airfield
    The original Christchurch Airport operated from 1935-39, and the airfield was used by the RAF from 1939 to 1941. It was the site of the Airspeed Aircraft factiry from 1940 to 51. Christchurch was developed for USAAF use in 1943, and the Ninth Air Force...

  • 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
Failed to Return (FTR) Rennes, France 14 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 November 2014 17:19:07 Lucy May Changes to unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Little Friends website: http://littlefriends.co.uk/78thfg.php?action=list_records&sort_order=ASC...

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

MACR 5705 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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