Roy E Wendell

Military ROLL OF HONOUR

Roy Wendell was based at Duxford with the 78th Fighter Group. On 13 March 1944 he was accidentally shot down by a fellow pilot while on a training exercise. Wendell’s P-47C 41-6223 crashed at Podington airfield. A local boy witnessed the crash, and many years later investigated the site. There he discovered Wendell’s fuel-stained wallet, now on display in the American Air Museum at IWM Duxford.

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Units served with

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Isabel
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 84th Fighter Squadron

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

Enlisted

South Dakota Exact date not yet known

Buried

Plot A Row 4 Grave 5

Died

1944-03-13

Revisions

Date26 Apr 2017 09:30:09
ContributorLucy May
Sources

American Air Museum caption

https://abmc.gov/node/543414#.WQBoPU0zWM8

Date27 Sep 2014 18:24:35
ContributorAAM
Sources

ABMC, Roll of Honor / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list