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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. ...

  • 389th Bomb Group

    389th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 389th Bomb Group, known in more familiar terms as "the Sky Scorpions", flew strategic bombing missions in B-24 Liberators from Hethel, England. They also sent detachments to join bases in North Africa at Benghazi No. 10, Libya, between 3 July 1943...

  • Headquarters (389th Bomb Group)

Places

  • Wattisham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1938 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Wattisham was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in September 1942. The 68th Observation Group was the first American unit to occupy the station from October to...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Wattisham, Ipswich, Suffolk IP7, UK 11 April 1945

Crashed Belly Landing, CAT3 Damage, Wattisham/Sta 377, pilot William M Williams. 11th April 1945.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2015 12:13:18 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

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