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42-26649

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 361st FS, 356th FG, 8AF USAAF.
Transferred to 392FS, 367th FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon to Eger, Czech hit by flak and crashed near Michelsberg, Czech. Pilot Lt James B Cutler Prisoner of War (POW). 16-Apr-45. MACR 14204.

Service

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. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 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...

  • 367th Fighter Group

    367th Fighter Group

    Group
    367TH FIGHTER GROUP ...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron
  • 361st Fighter Squadron

People

  • Amos Bomberger

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot-1055 single engine | 356th Fighter Group
    From Westmoreland County, PA ...

  • Stan Ostroskiarm

    Military | Corporal | 356th Fighter Group

  • Hugh Showers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Crew Chief | 356th Fighter Group
    At Lincoln AB School; at MH 8/43 - 9/45; worked on P-47s & P-51s; in Reserves for 3 years

  • Blayne Swift

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 356th Fighter Group

  • Lewis Wolever

    Military | 356th Fighter Group

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...

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

  • Stoney Cross

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a secret, emergency airfield, Stoney Cross was developed during 1942-43 as an advance base for both fighters and bombers. Occupied by the RAF from January 1943, before construction was complete, the station had eventually three concrete...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Raydon, Ipswich IP7, UK 1944

Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Martlesham Heath, Martlesham, Ipswich, UK 1944

Transferred to 361st FS, 356th FG, 8AF USAAF.

Transferred Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst SO43, UK 1945

Transferred from 361st FS, 356th FG, 8th AF at Martlesham Heath to 367th FG, 9th AF

Crashed Czech Republic 16 April 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon to Eger, Czech hit by flak and crashed near Michelsberg, Czech. Pilot Lt James B Cutler Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 14204.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2016 19:14:35 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-26649
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-26649
https://www.fold3.com/image/29038260

Date Contributor Update
01 November 2015 13:13:40 PEP.1956 Changes to nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

littlefriends.co.uk

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:19 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 14204 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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