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Crashed P-47 Thunderbolt code VM-J 41-6237 of the 551st FTS, 495th FTG.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

  • 551st Fighter Training Squadron


  • 41-6237 'Idaho Spud'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 61FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Milton A Anderson. Transferred to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Re-assigned to Lt Voorhis H Day. Transferred to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.


  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...


Date Contributor Update
18 July 2016 14:30:48 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations