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Richard C Dunlap

Military

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 meadow killing two cows before ending up in a canal. Returned to Duty (RTD).

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 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. ...

Associated Place

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 18:00:10 Lucy May Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

Combined two entries for Richard Dunlap. Now includes information from the following sources:
Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Losses of the 8thAF, vol.4

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2014 17:56:42 Lucy May Changes to highest rank and biography
Sources

Changed 3rd of July 1944 to 4th of July 1944 based on information in this source: http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/Jul1944O.htm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:27 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / EAGLES OF DUXFORD, The 78th Fighter Group in WW2 by Fry, p132, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. IV by Bishop & Hey, p.29 / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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