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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF.



  • 9th Air Force
  • 48th Fighter Group

    48th Fighter Group

    The Group moved to England in March 1944 and were stationed at Ibsley where the pilots trained in P-47s in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy. The wartime motto was in Latin 'vulneratus non victus' (Unconquered even though wounded). ...

  • 464th Fighter Squadron


  • Willard Lenton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 48th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.


  • Ibsley

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1940-41 as a fighter base satellite for RAF Middle Wallop, Ibsley opened in 1941 when incomplete. It eventually had three concrete runways, 18 hardstandings plus 18 double pen dispersals, and two Bellman plus 12 blister hangars, after...

  • St Trond

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Assigned Ibsley UK 1944

Assigned to 464FS, 48FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed St Trond, Belgium 9 November 1944

Forced landing 9-Nov-44 at St Trond / A-92 (Bel.) - Pilot: Willard B. Lenton CAT3 damage.


Date Contributor Update
20 June 2020 09:08:22 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations