Crashed on 17 April 1944, piloted by Capt. Kirby N. Tracy.


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Lieutenant Kirby Tracy of the 56th Fighter Group in the cockpit of his P-47 Thunderbolt, 26 April 1943. Passed for publication 27 Apr 1943, but not released until 10 May 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'The "Thunderbolt" In Britain - And The Men Who Fly It. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Lt. Kirby Tracy, Little Rock, Ark., one of the U.S. pilots who are now flying a "Thunderbolt, [the] latest American fighter plane to arrive in this country. WOR 256850. 26-4-43-Y.' On reverse: Associated Press, Not To B
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 495th Fighter Training Group 56th Fighter Group 552nd Fighter Training Squadron 61st Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-387676
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot


Event Location Date Description


Atcham, Shrewsbury, UK 17 April 1944


Date10 Jul 2018 11:04:38
ChangesCreated entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, markings, description and unit associations

Details from:
- Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces Vol 3, Bishop & hey;