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43-25540

P-47 Thunderbolt

Hit by Flak during a sweep on the Koblenz airfield, oil and water systems out; crash-landed 22 Februry 1945 near Anhausen, 10km NE of Neuwied (North of Koblenz), Germany. Pilot George R. Knittle safe, captured the same day. Interned in Germany. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 12684.

Service

Units

  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

  • 492nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • George Knittle

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 48th Fighter Group
    George Knittle's P-47 #43-25540 was hit by Flak during a sweep on the Koblenz airfield; oil and water systems out; crash-landed 22 February 1945 near Anhausen, 10km NE of Neuwied (North of Koblenz), Germany. Pilot safe, captured the same day. Interned...

Missions

  • 841

    22 February 1945

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 22 February 1945

crash-landed near Anhausen, 10km NE of Neuwied (North of Koblenz), Germany

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2020 10:25:14 ED-BB Changes to nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 12684
NARA German captured records : https://catalog.archives.gov/id/131513245

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12684 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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