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42-75252

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 334FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 405FS, 371FG, 9AF USAAF. Crash Landing Bisterne/Sta 415 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Eugene E Sanderson KIA, 12-Apr-44.

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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 371st Fighter Group
  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 334th Fighter Squadron

    334th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 334th Fighter Squadron was the successor to No. 71 Eagle squadron of the Royal Air Force when the 4th Fighter Group was activated on 12 September 1942. They were based at Debden Field, Essex. The "Fighting Eagles" as they were called, flew...

  • 405th Fighter Squadron

People

  • James Clark

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot; Deputy Commanding Officer
    Initially assigned to the 71st Eagle Squadron in June 1942. With the founding of the 4th Fighter Group that September, he was assigned to the 334th Squadron, where he eventually became its Commanding Officer. ...

Places

  • Bisterne

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1943, it was developed for use by the Ninth Air Force in 1943-1944. The 371st Fighter Group used the airfield, before it was closed and returned to agriculture in 1944-45.

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Bisterne, Ringwood, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24, UK 12 April 1944

Crash Landing Bisterne/Sta 415 Cat 5 damage, pilot Lt Eugene E Sanderson KIA, 12-Apr-44.

405FS 371FG 9AF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2016 21:42:17 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=75252
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/4thfg.php

Date Contributor Update
21 March 2016 21:37:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/4thfg.php
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=75252

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