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Raymond Foulkrod Jr

Military

Assigned to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    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...

  • 552nd Fighter Training Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-6203 'The Flying Ute / Windy'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 1GTTF, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Oakland County, MI, USA 12 July 1923
Enlisted Detroit, MI, USA 5 November 1942
Based Atcham 1944 – 1945

Assigned to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Llangollen, UK 8 July 1944

Mid Air Collision nr Llangallen Cat 5 damage Lt Raymond Foulkrod, 8-Jul-44.

P-47C 41-6203 - 552FTS 495FTG 8AF

Discharged United States 5 December 1945

Honourably discharged.

Died Northville, MI, USA 10 October 2007
Buried Great Lakes National Cemetery, 4200 Belford Rd, Holly, MI 48442, USA November 2007

Great Lakes National Cemetery
Holly,
Oakland County, MI

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 July 2018 21:17:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, firstname, suffix, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Foulkrod%2C+Raymo...
https://www.fold3.com/record/84438375-raymond-foulkrod-jr
https://www.fold3.com/record/527814807-raymond-foulkrod-1923
https://www.fold3.com/record/43885620-raymond-foulkrod
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/35008797/raymond-foulkrod

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