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"The tail of a P-47 Thunderbolt (serial number 42-22491) of the 495th Fighter Training Group that has crash landed into a house at Upper Tean, 14 July 1944."

Roger Freeman Photo FRE 11709



  • 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...

  • 552nd Fighter Training Squadron


  • 42-22491

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) from training mission, part of a four ship formation, bounced by friendly P-47's pilot lost control in the break and crashed into a row of houses in...


Date Contributor Update
18 July 2018 17:17:15 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations