41-6411 Muscle Bound

Object Number - UPL 18245 - Crew on wing of Muscle Bound Right: pilot Lt. William Chapman, Jr Center: crew chief Staff Sargent Edward Wagner Left: Unknown

P-47C-5-RE 41-6411 [HL:N], was assigned to 78FG/83FS at Duxford, UK.
Muscle Bound
Original pilot was William T. Chapman, Jr. In Sept of '43, he had a cold and loaned his plane to Charlton.
The aircraft, piloted by 2LT Quentin Charlton, was despatched on a fighter sweep in the Calaise/Egmond area. The aircraft apparently ran out of fuel on the return about 25 miles east of Manston and 2LT Charlton baled out into the sea. Air-Sea Rescue (ASR) was unable to find him and he was lost in the sea. 1KIA MACR 672.


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Units served with


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 495th Fighter Training Group 551st Fighter Training Squadron 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-792804
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11042614 / O-792805
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter 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


25 miles NE Manston, Ramsgate CT12 5BB, UK 1943-09-22 Failed to Return (FTR) Pilot baled out over the North Sea, 25 miles east of Manston when the aircraft ran out of fuel. Pilot was lost in the sea and his remains have never been recovered.


Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA Built at Republic.


LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA Delivered to USAAF.


Duxford, Cambridge CB22 4QR, UK Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.


Date17 Oct 2015 23:34:04

D. Chapman

Date13 Oct 2015 00:14:56

D. Chapman

Date13 Oct 2015 00:13:39

D. Chapman

Date27 Jun 2015 20:27:28

Lee Cunningham 27-Jun-2015. Added Radio Call Sign and Description based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces" Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE. Added FTR evetnt per MACR 0672.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06

MACR 672 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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