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42-26289

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...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Durward Mercer

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    April 1944-0ctober 1944; 249:55 hrs; P-47D-22-RE PI-N 42-26289 "Georgias Best".

  • Willard Royer

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 356th Fighter Group
    In the vicinity of Dummer Lake, Germany F/0 Royer's aircraft was attacked by a ME 262 on 4 November 1944. It was hit by 20mm fire. When last seen it had left the formation but was apparently under control. Killed in Action (KIA) Plane was P-51 "Georgia...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 4 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2017 17:22:50 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames and markings
Sources

Roger Freeman Photos.

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2017 17:21:44 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photos.

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

MACR 10242 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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