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Ground crew members stands beside P-47 Thunderbolt of the 63rd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, at Boxted air base. This aircraft (UN-P, 42-25721) was lost on 6 July 1944 and its pilot, Second Lieutenant Samuel J. Lowman Jr, was killed in action. See Missing Air Crew Report 6700. Passed for publication 30 Jan 1945.



  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron


  • Samuel Lowman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Samuel Junior Lowman was born in Warsaw, Indiana, the son of Samuel Martin Lowman and Thelma F. Paulus Lowman. On Jul 6, 1944, he took off from Boxted as part of Daily Red Flight, led by Lt. Barney P. Casteel. They were on a bombing/strafing mission...



  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...


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