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Charles W Hipsher


On 3 Feb 1944 on return from bomber escort mission , P-47D #42-74640 was low on fuel and had to land at RAF Oulton, Norfolk under construction and upon touchdown the landing gear hit a pile of dirt. RTD.


Units served with

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 370th Fighter Squadron


  • 42-106935

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 356FS, 354FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Periers, France. Strafing horse drawn convoy, hit telegraph and attempted to belly land. Pilot Lt William J Walbrecker Killed in Action (KIA), 26-Jun-44...

  • 42-74640

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 370FS, 359FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 551FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.


Event Location Date
Born Allendale, Illinois
End Tour of Duty (ETD)


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources, 8th AF Losses / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list