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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 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
  • 352nd Fighter Group

    352nd Fighter Group

    The 352nd Fighter Group were based at Bodney, Norfolk from July 1943 until November 1945 but in the winter months of 1944/1945 detachments moved to bases in Belgium to provide extra air support to ground forces during the Battle of the Bulge and to...

  • 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...

  • 328th Fighter Squadron
  • 366th Fighter Squadron


  • Ray Cornick

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 352nd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Wilhelmshaven in P-47D 42-8563. Attempting to catch formation prior to climb on instruments through overcast, overshot formation and not seen thereafter, crashed into North Sea....


  • Bodney

    Military site : airfield
    Before the Americans arrived Bodney was a grass-surfaced airfield. So when the 352nd Fighter Group arrived with heavy P-47 Thunderbolts, work was carried out to strengthen its roads and runways with steel matting, concrete and tarmac. Nissen huts also...

  • 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.


Event Location Date
Manufactured Evansville, IN, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered Grissom Joint Air Reserve Base, IN, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Crashed Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 23 September 1943

Landing Accident Bodney/Sta 141 Cat 5 damage Lt Ray L Cornick RTD., 23-Sep-43.

P-47D 42-22513 'Ilene' - 328FS 352FG 8AF

Assigned Bodney, Thetford IP26 5BX, UK 1944

Assigned to 328FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned High Halden, UK 1945

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

Crashed Mannheim, Germany 8 June 1945

Landing Accident Mannheim/Y-79 Cat 3 damage Lt George M Graber, 8-Jun-45.

PB-47D 42-22513W 366FS 358FG 9AF


Date Contributor Update
20 July 2018 16:04:32 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2018 11:38:55 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations