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  • Fay Clark

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 495th Fighter Group
    KNO in P-47C #416267: crashed during non-operational (formation training?) flight. Accident occurred at 1455hrs at Brick Kiln Farm, Whithurch, Shropshire

  • Albert Gallagher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 495th Fighter Group
    Crashed for unknown reasons near Empton, Herefordshire on a training excercise on 4 Mar 1944 in P-47D #42-22550. Killed in Action (KIA)

  • Robert Haycock

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 495th Fighter Group
    July 4, 1944 collision in P47#42-7950 while flying in no. 3 position. Both pilots bailed out suffering major injuries. Other a/c flown by 2Lt. Thomas J. Buttram, who was in no. 2 position. Accident occurred near Wellington, Shropshire about 2015hrs....

  • Gilbert Hunt

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 495th Fighter Group
    Crashed near Wellington, Shropshire during a training flight on 29 Feb 1944 in P-47D #41-6538. RTD.

  • Gray Mashburn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 552FS, 495FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed in P-47 41-6345 2.5 miles N/E Atcham. Died non Battle (DNB) Awards: PH.

  • Frank Melkush

    Military | 495th Fighter Group

  • William Witte

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 495th Fighter Group
    While on an altitude formation mission out of AAF station 342 (RAF Atcham). Lt Witte appeared to have some difficulty with his plane.(P-47C) ...


  • 42-67490

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 554FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

  • 41-6363

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Crashed on 17 April 1944, piloted by Capt. Kirby N. Tracy.




Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:50 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia