UPL 14163


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Ist Lt James W Wilkinson inspecting a hole in his P-47, at the back of the cockpit, caused by a 20 mm (0.79 in) cannon shell. Wilkinson was Killed in Flying Accident (KIFA) 4th June 1944, when his P-47 #4226256 crashed into a mountain in Wales on a practice strafing flight.


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 334th Fighter Squadron 82nd Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-885574
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot


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"


Date: 25 Mar 2015 10:57:32

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