42-75670

A P-47 Thunderbolt of the 351st Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group after a nose landing.

Object Number - FRE 2826 - A P-47 Thunderbolt of the 351st Fighter Squadron, 353rd Fighter Group after a nose landing. This is aircraft 42-75670 YJ-W "Hairless Joe" piloted...

Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn, Germany. Letting down over Bonn, hit by flak, hit by further ground fire attempting to egress at low level crashed at Liblar, Germany. Pilot Capt Robert J Bradford Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10291.

Connections

See how this entry relates to other items in the archive by exploring the connections below.

Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 56th Fighter Group 63rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18034409 / O-432037
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 351st Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-666581
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot, Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 353rd Fighter Group 351st Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19033703 / O-766796
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Liblar, 50374 Erftstadt, Germany 1944-11-20 Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing mission to Bonn, Germany. Letting down over Bonn, hit by flak, hit by further ground fire attempting to egress at low level crashed at Liblar, Germany. Pilot Capt Robert J Bradford Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 10291.

Manufactured

Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA Built at Republic.

Delivered

LaGuardia Airport, Queens, NY 11371, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Crashed

Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 1944-10-13 Taxi accident Raydon/Sta 157 Cat 3 damage Lt Richard F Vomaske, 13-Oct-44. P-47D 42-75670 - 351FS 353FG 8AF.

Crashed

Metfield, Harleston IP20, UK 1944-03-15 Landing accident Metfield/Sta 366 Cat 3 damage Lt Paul J Trudeau, 15-Mar-44. P-47D 42-75670 - 351FS 353FG 8AF.

Assigned

Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK Assigned to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Early Return

Frankfurt, Germany 1944-03-02 2-Mar-44 – Target: Frankfurt. Dispatched for mission due to mechanical trouble. Early Return. 1Lt Jack Terzian.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:05
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 10291 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

42-75670: Gallery (1 items)