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Lloyd A Thornell

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) crashed into North Sea on during a support mission to Wilhelmshaven in P-47D #42-75135. Earlier, Aug 16, 1943 on returning from a Ramrod mission to France landed wheels up at first field sighted out of gas in P47 42-8372

DFC, AM w/ 3Oak Leaf Cluster, PH

Service

Units served with

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 351st Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-105 BOMBER ESCORT

    16 August 1943
    A combined force of 180 P-47s (all with belly tanks) are despatched from : 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; and 353FG to escort VIII Bomber Command mission #83 attacking German airfields in France at Paris (Le Bourget), Poix and Abbeville. 3 aircraft Failed to Return ...

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York State
Killed in Action (KIA) North Sea 3 February 1944
Died 3 February 1944
Buried

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 June 2016 12:22:35 Rainer Changes to biography, events and mission associations
Sources

Corrected typos

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 2125 / MACR 2125, 8th AF Losses, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol I by Bishop & Hey p. 236, ABMC / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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