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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

P-47 Thunderbolt (D5-H, serial number 42-76297) of the 365th Fighter Group that has crash landed on a beach. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Serial 276297 D5-H.'

Connections

Units

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

People

  • John Weese

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 386FS, 365BG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol of Cherbourg peninsula in P-47D 42-76297 10-Jun-44; Hit by flak, attempted belly landing on Juno beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Though he gave no indication to his flight...

Aircraft

  • 42-76297

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 386FS, 365FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) area patrol of Cherbourg peninsula 10-Jun-44; Hit by flak, pilot 2lt John A Weese attempted belly landing on Juno beach, Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, France. Killed in Action (KIA)

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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