41-6587

P-47C-5-RE 41-6587 was assigned to the 4FG/334FS at Debden UK. On 3-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT Ivan R. Moon, took off from Halesworth as a more forward location and was despatched with other fighters from 4FG to provide escort to B-17s attacking at Wilhelmshaven. The flight was attacked by German fighters at teh Dutch coast and 1LT Moon was shot down and Killed in Action (KIA) The aircraft crashed at Weiringen, Holland. 1KIA MACR 1049.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 334th Fighter Squadron 336th Fighter Squadron No 121 'Eagle' Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-885160
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 334th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-885940
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

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Failed to Return (FTR)

1777 Wieringen, Netherlands 1943-11-03 Shot down by enemy fighters while escorting bombers attacking at Wilhelmagave, Germany. Crashed at Wieringen, Holland.

Revisions

Date8 Jul 2015 21:03:28
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 8-Jul-2015. Added home station of A/C and take-pff from Halesworth UK to Description based on MACR 1049 and "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date8 Jul 2015 20:36:59
ContributorLee8thbuff
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Lee Cunningham 8-Jul-2015. Added connections to Place and Mission within existing website data; add FTR note and map location per MACR 1049; Added Description based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 1049 / MACR 4139 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database