41-6199

P-47C-2-RE 41-6199 was assigned to the 56FG/63FS at Halesworth, UK. On 27-Sep-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT Harry P. Dugas, was despatched to provide withdrawl support for B-17 formations retunring from attacking Emden, Germany. The aircraft was equipped with the new 108 gallon, paper, drop-tank. The first time this drop-tank had been used. The 63FS had been given the duty to actively engage any enemy fighters. His flight encountered German fighters near Juist Island and was shot down. 1KIA MACRs 666 & 747.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group
  • Service Numbers: O-659279
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Juist, Germany 1943-09-09 Shot down by enemy aircraft and crashed into the sea near Juist Island, Germany.

Revisions

Date30 Jun 2015 17:12:54
ContributorLee8thbuff
Sources

Lee Cunningham 30-Jun-2015. Made connections to Place and Mission within existing website data; Added loss notes and map location to FTR event per MACR 666. Created Biography based on "Losses of the 8ht & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 666 & 747 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database