42-26459 Butch II Eager Eddie Portland Rose

Object Number - UPL 23245 - The pilot of a 352nd Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group P-47 Thunderbolt (SX-B, serial number 42-26459) nicknamed "Butch II" looks at the camera...

Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Col William B Bailey. Re-assigned to Lt Edward C Andrews. Transferred to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 509FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) local test flight crashed Ophoven 1st Lt Arthur W Bachman Killed in crash DNB. 31-Mar-45. MACR 13679.

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-686712
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 352nd Fighter Squadron Headquarters (353rd Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: 12017111 / O-34798 / O-420820
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant General
  • Role/Job: Air Executive; Deputy Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 356th Fighter Group 360th Fighter Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

3640 Ophoven, Belgium 1945-03-31 Failed to Return (FTR) local test flight crashed Ophoven 1st Lt Arthur W Bachman DNB 31-Mar-45. MACR 13679.

Manufactured

Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA Built at Republic.

Delivered

New York, NY, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK Assigned to 352FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Transferred

Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK Transferred to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Transferred

Christchurch, UK Transferred to 509FS, 405FG, 9AF USAAF

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:18
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 13679 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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