42-7915

P-47D-1-RE 42-7915 was assigned to the 4th FG/335FS at Debden, UK. On 8-Oct-43 the aircraft, piloted by F/O Clyde D. Smith, was flown to the airfield at Shipdham to serve as a forward operating base for the despatch of the unit to escort B-17s attacking at Bremen, Germany. F/O Smith was shot down by German fighters. He managed to bale out of the doomed aircraft before it crashed at Nijveen, Holland and he was captured as a Prisoner of War (POW) 1POW MACR 857.

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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 334th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: T-190572
  • Highest Rank: Flight Officer
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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7948 Nijeveen, Netherlands 8 October 1943 Shot down by enemy aircraft on a mission escorting bombers attacking Bremen, Germany. Crashed at Nijeveen, Holland

Revisions

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ContributorLee8thbuff
ChangesChanges to description, events, place associations and mission associations
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Lee Cunningham 3-Jul-2015. Made connection to Squadron, Place(s); and Mission within existing website data; Added FTR event per MACR 857 & 937; Added Description based on "The Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey. MBE.

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ContributorAAM
ChangesAAM ingest
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MACR 857 & 937 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database