42-75553

Object Number - UPL 45106 - Photo of crashed P-47 #42-75553 at German record KUJ-714, page 3 > https://catalog.archives.gov/id/131494788 (NARA)

P-47 42-75553 was on a bomber escort mission to Frankfurt, Germany on 20 March 1944. Shot down strafing airfield after mission had to be abandoned due to bad weather, hit by return fire. Pilot Dewitt T. Bell Killed In Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 3398.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 356th Fighter Group 361st Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20402037 / O-810461
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot

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Failed to Return (FTR)

Machelen, Belgium 1944-03-20 crashed 500m South of Machelen, 9km NW of Brussels, Belgium

Revisions

Date12 Sep 2020 06:47:29
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 3398

Date11 Sep 2020 14:50:53
ContributorED-BB
Sources

MACR 3398
German record KUJ-714 at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/131494788

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:04
ContributorAAM
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MACR 3398 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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