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42-8620

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 23FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Argentan 13-Aug-44; after strafing trucks on road, failed to re-join his flight lead. MACR 8578

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
  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 23rd Fighter Squadron
  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Gerald Brasher

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 27th Air Transport Group
    Gerald E 'Jerry' Brasher served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group. He was a ace with 6 kills to his credit. 1 x confirmed [Air], 5 x confirmed [Ground]. Transferred to 310FRS, 27ATG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

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
Assigned Duxford, UK 1943

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned 1944

Transferred to 23FS, 36FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed South of Argentan, France 13 August 1944 – 13 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Argentan 13-Aug-44; after strafing trucks on road, failed to re-join his flight lead. MACR 8578

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2021 13:50:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28677035

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8578 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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