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42-22542

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Reims - Lost in mid air collision with P-47 42-8662 over Soissons, France 30-Dec-43 F/O Everett L Brock KIA MACR 1971.

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Aircraft

  • 42-8662

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 361FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Ramrod to Reims - Lost in mid air collision with P-47 42-22542 over Soissons, France 30-Dec-43 2Lt William R Hayden KIA MACR 1870.

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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. ...

  • 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...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Everett Brock

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    Enlisted in RCAF. Transferred to USAAF. Assigned to 495FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 360FS, 356FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport, Queens, NY 11371, USA 1943
Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1943

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

Crashed 02200 Soissons, France 30 December 1943

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Reims - Lost in mid air collision with P-47 42-8662 over Soissons, France 30-Dec-43 F/O Everett L Brock KIA MACR 1971.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 April 2017 16:33:39 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-22542&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-22542&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28717970

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

MACR 1971 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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