406th Fighter Group

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A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-28875) and a C-47 Skytrain (90-M, serial number 42-100806) of the 437th Troop Carrier Group at Nordholz, May 1945. Image via John Quincy.

Object Number - FRE 7454 - A P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-28875) and a C-47 Skytrain (90-M, serial number 42-100806) of the 437th Troop Carrier Group at A-80...

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

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Ashford 4 April 1944 - 5 August 1944

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Tour-en-Bessin 5 August 1944 - 17 August 1944

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Cretteville 17 August 1944 - 4 September 1944

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St Leonard 4 September 1944 - 23 September 1944

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Reims / Champagne 23 September 1944 - 2 February 1945

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Metz 2 February 1945 - 8 February 1945

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Asch 8 February 1945 - 15 April 1945

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Handorf 15 April 1945

Encompassing

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 406th Fighter Group 512th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14109332 and O-810629
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 406th Fighter Group 514th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-432028
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Unit: 406th Fighter Group 514th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12205103
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 406th Fighter Group 514th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19090948 and O-736945
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 406th Fighter Group 514th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-806035
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 406th Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 406th Fighter Group 512th Fighter Squadron
Major Edward J. Gignac's P-47 Thunderbolt (PZ-G, serial number 42-22548), named "Gig's-Up", after a landing accident at Bodney air base, 11 February 1944. Gignac was a pilot with the 486th Fighter Squadron, 352nd Fighter Group.
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Nicknames: Gigs Up
  • Unit: 352nd Fighter Group 406th Fighter Group 486th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 406th Fighter Group
  • Aircraft Type: P-47 Thunderbolt
  • Unit: 406th Fighter Group

Revisions

Date12 Sep 2021 13:22:10
ContributorAeroProfessor
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406th Occupier Historical Edition, 28 September 1945

Date12 Sep 2021 13:20:21
ContributorAeroProfessor
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406th Occupier Historical Edition, 28 September 1945

Date8 Sep 2021 12:18:23
ContributorAeroProfessor
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406th Occupier Historical Edition, Nordholz, Germany, 28 September 1945

Date1 Feb 2017 15:38:36
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Stations added with details from:
- "Battle Colors Volume III - Insignia and Tactical Markings of the Ninth Air Force in World War Two' by Robert A. Watkins;
- http://www.ixengineercommand.com/airfields/physical.php

Date20 Aug 2015 03:21:41
ContributorTanks
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Pictures of 406th Fighter Group

Date13 Mar 2015 15:35:39
Contributorrossingtonj
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Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:45
ContributorAAM
Sources

Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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