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Charles W Reed


20 December 1943 crash-landed in P47 near Dunwich, Suffolk with wheels up. RTD.



  • Walter Frederick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 507th Fighter Group
    1st Lt Walter R. Frederick 8th AF 56th FG 63rd. ...

Units served with

  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 5th Emergency Rescue Squadron
  • 63rd Fighter Squadron


Associated Place

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...


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Date Contributor Update
27 August 2018 09:17:58 Pyker Changes to aircraft associations

Added additional aircraft association.

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2018 09:16:21 Pyker Changes to highest rank and place associations

Updated rank from 2Lt to 1Lt and added locations.

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2018 10:51:07 general ira snapsorter Changes to service number, highest rank, role and unit associations

Merged with duplicate entry to include details from:
- Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:06:05 AAM AAM ingest

 Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol.  I, p. 431 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia /