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Richard V Douglas


9 April 1943 landing gear on P-47 42-29505 retracted on landing. Douglas was safe.


Units served with

  • 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...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...


  • 42-7928

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 334FS, 4FG 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 411th Fighter Squadron, 373rd Fighter Group 9AF USAAF. A/C believed lost 29-May-44 due to Mech Failure, pilot 2nd Lt Robert J Grace MIA.

  • 41-6217

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47C Thunderbolt initially with 82FS, 78FG, 8AF transferred to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF. ...

  • 41-6404 'Ill Wind?' 'Old Red Ass'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt P47C-5-RE 41-6405 'Old Red Ass' assigned to 334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF, pilot Lt Nicholas Megura. Re-assigned to Raymond C 'Bud' Care. ...

  • EN772

    Supermarine Spitfire EN772 Mk Vb, Built at Castle Bromwich Aircraft Factory. ...


Date Contributor Update
22 April 2021 13:51:00 general ira snapsorter Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:22:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources, Losses of the 8th and 9ths AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop and Hey p. 102 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia