42-8435 Sandra Lee

Object Number - UPL 22301 - 1st Lt Earl L Abbott of the 328th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group poses with his P-47D 42-8435 'Sandra Lee'.

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Earl L Abbott. Transferred to 514FS, 406FG 9AF USAAF. Lost on a ferry flight from Burtonwood to Y-29 Asch Belgium. Crashed near Hunsel Netherlands on 20-Feb-45. Pilot 1st Lt Henry M Deja baled out breaking his leg and died from his wounds DNB. MACR 12554.

Photos of crash: - https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151901670612886&id=…

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Units served with

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 328th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-660088
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot

Places

Aerial photograph of Ashford airfield. Photograph taken by the 34th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron of the 10th Photographic Reconnaissance Group on 11 May 1944, sortie number US/34GR/LOC14. English Heritage (USAAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: RAF Ashford
Aerial photograph of Bodney airfield, looking south east, the barrack sites are in the top centre of the image, 8 June 1945. Photograph taken by No. 542 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/369. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Royal Air Force Bodney
Aerial photograph of Burtonwood airfield, 10 August 1945. Photograph taken by No. 541 Squadron, sortie number RAF/106G/UK/622. English Heritage (RAF Photography).
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Base Air Depot Area (BADA)

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

6013 Hunsel, Netherlands 1945-02-20 Lost on a ferry flight from Burtonwood to Y-29 Asch Belgium. Crashed near Hunsel Netherlands on 20-Feb-45. Pilot 1st Lt Henry M Deja baled out breaking his leg and died from his wounds DNB. MACR 12554.

Manufactured

Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA Built at Republic.

Delivered

New York, NY, USA Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

Transferred

Transferred to 514FS, 406FG 9AF USAAF.

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