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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF.



  • 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
  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 358th Fighter Group

    358th Fighter Group

    The 358th Fighter Group flew seventeen missions with the Eighth Air Force from Leiston air base. At the beginning of February 1944 the Group were transferred to the Ninth Air Force in exchange for the 357th Fighter Group. With the Ninth, the Group went...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron
  • 366th Fighter Squadron


  • Dante Ciocchi

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • High Halden

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943 with temporary runways and buildings. High Halden was then used as a Ninth Air Force Advanced Landing Ground, before being occupied by the 358th Fighter Group in 1944.

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1944

Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Cologne, Germany 17 October 1944

Mech Failure Cologne Cat 3 damage 2Lt Dante G Ciocchi, 17-Oct-44.

P-47D 42-27314 - 360FS 356FG 8AF

Assigned High Halden, UK 1945

Transferred to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 54170 Ochey, France 16 March 1945

Taxiing Accident Ochey/A-96 Cat 3 damage Lt Harold L McClellan, 16-Mar-45.

P-47D 42-27314 366FS 358FG 9AF


Date Contributor Update
14 January 2018 11:54:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations