41-6219 Ajax / Rocket Jo

Object Number - UPL 22379 - Capt Robert E Adamina [Oakland, CA]. 82nd Fighter Squadron. P-47C 41-6219 "Rocket Jo". Capt Adamina was the Group's first loss when he became a POW...

Assigned to 82FS, 78FG 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Capt Robert E Adamina, re-assigned to Capt William E May. Transferred war weary to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Crash Landing Structural Failure Atcham, written off 8-Sep-44.


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Units served with


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19036151 / O-421019
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 82nd Fighter Squadron 84th Fighter Squadron Headquarters & Headquarters Squadron (78th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-792857
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot


Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"


Event Location Date Description


Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK 8 September 1944 Crash Landing Structural Failure Atcham/Sta 342 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt George A Roberts Jr, 8-Sep-44. 552FTS 495FTG 8AF.


Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA Built at Republic.


New York, NY, USA Delivered to USAAF.


Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22, UK Assigned to 82FS, 78FG 8AF USAAF.



Atcham, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK Transferred to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

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