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P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 361st Fighter Squadron

People

  • Sidney Hewett

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Class 43-A of S. E. Training Center; flew P-47s in58 missions for 174 combat hours; 5 May 1944 shot down by FW-190s near Nienberg, Germany. 20mm shells jammed the canopy, burst through the fuselage rupturing the oil reservoir, and severely wounded his...

  • Elwin Phillips

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer, Crew Chief | 356th Fighter Group
    Armorers school at Buckley AFB, Denver, CO

Places

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2015 15:04:58 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

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