42-7882 Sabotage Jr

Object Number - UPL 24758 - P-47D 42-7882 HL-H "Sabotage Jr." Major Don Bodenhamer Jr. 83FS 78FG 8AF.

Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major Don Bodenhamer Jr.

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Units served with

People

First Lieutenant Don Bodenhammer and First Lieutenant James Stokes of the 78th Fighter Group, with a P-47 Thunderbolt at Duxford , 29 September 1943. Passed for publication 29 Sep 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'Thunderbolt Pilots In Britain. Associated Press Photo Shows:- Two Thunderbolt pilots, First Lieut. Don Bodennamer (left) of Mathis, Texas and First Lieut. James Stokes, of 134-56-232 Street, Laurelton, Long Island, N.Y., at an 8th Air Force Fighter Command Station "somewhere in England". GLE 26
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18103266 / O-666853
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 66th Fighter Wing 353rd Fighter Group 350th Fighter Squadron 83rd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17054191 / O-736111
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Tangmere, Chichester, UK 21 September 1943 Crashed Belly Landing RAF Tangmere Cat 3 damage Lt Kenneth Chetwood, 21-Sep-43. P-47D 42-7882 - 83FS 78FG 8AF.

Manufactured

Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA Built at Republic.

Delivered

New York, NY, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.

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