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Assigned to HQ Sqn, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 7-Jun-44. Hit by flak near Le Merlerault, France and exploded. Pilot Maj Edward J Gignac Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5556.

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People

Captain Edward J. Gignac of the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group, beside his aircraft, P-47 Thunderbolt (PZ-G, serial number 42-22548), named "Gig's-Up". 1943 - June 1944.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 486th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11027375 at enlistment, then O-430806
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 328th Fighter Squadron 486th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (352nd Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: O-424754
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Places

Aerial photograph of Bodney airfield, looking south east, the barrack sites are in the top centre of the image, 8 June 1945. Photograph taken by No. 542 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/369. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Royal Air Force Bodney

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

61240 Le Merlerault, France 1944-06-07 Failed to Return (FTR) 7-Jun-44. Hit by flak near Le Merlerault, France and exploded. Pilot Maj Edward J Gignac Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 5556.

Manufactured

Inglewood, CA, USA Built at North American.

Delivered

California, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK Assigned to HQ Sqn, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:14
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 5556 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database