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P-47 Thunderbolt 42-27181 coded 2Z-D and named RAID HOT MAMA and pilot Lt. John W Drummond. White theater recognition cowl band. Drummond became a POW flying this, his assigned P-47 on 26th July 1944. MACR 7484.



  • 405th Fighter Group

    405th Fighter Group

    The 405th Fighter Group was a fighter bomber unit of the United States Army Air Force in World War II. They group flew P-47 Thunderbolts in the European Theater of Operations (ETO) starting with the buildup to the Invasion of Normandy ("D-Day") through...

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  • John Drummond

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Lt Drummond flew 47 missions with the 510th Fighter Squadron. He was shot down, by flak, near Vive , France on July 26th 1944. He bailed out, his P-47 42-27181, was hit in the engine by flak and it crashed and burned in the village of Gieville, France....



  • Christchurch

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AAM associated image.

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26 January 2020 16:51:22 robertsdrummond Created entry

By Robert S. Drummond, son of Senator John W. Drummond