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A P-47 (DQ-K, serial number 41-6538) of the 495th Fighter Training Group suffers a watery crash landing.



  • 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...


  • Richard Dunlap

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    On 4 Jul 1944, Richard Dunlap was flying P-47 41-6538 on non-operational flight over England from Atcham when the aircraft experienced engine failure. He attempted an emergency landing at RAF Station Wheaton but undershot the runway and rolled across a...


  • 41-6538 WELA KAHAO!, Flak Bait

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    This aircraft was the mount of Captains Walter J. Hollander and Stanley M. M. Anderson of the 334th fighter Squadron whilst it was with the 4th Fighter Group. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:22:33 AAM AAM ingest

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