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42-22525

P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    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...

  • 361st Fighter Squadron

People

  • Rolland Racine

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 11 January 1944 in A/C 42-22525. On the operational mission in the Steinhuder Lake area, Germany, Lt. Racine, after getting into a fight with hostile aircraft, was returning home. A call for help came over the R/T and he...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 11 January 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1742 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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