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Stanley G Miles

Military

Four P-47Ds were involved in a mid-air collision near Hethel on 8 Mar 1944. P-47D 42-8490 was able to land at Hethel. RTD.

Service

Units served with

  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 496th Fighter Training Group

    496th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    Activated as 496th Fighter Training Group on 11 December 1943 at Greencastle by VIII Composite Command. ...

  • 486th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2019 14:37:04 general ira snapsorter Changes to biography, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
30 July 2018 14:37:39 Pyker Changes to service number, highest rank, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Corrected highest rank and added connections.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:25:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Unit history, Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces

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