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P-47 Thunderbolt

FTR 24 December 1944. Damaged when a train exploded whilst strafing ground targets in France. F/O McCord, the Pilot lost control of the aircraft and was last seen going up and spinning.



  • 358th Fighter Group

    358th Fighter Group

    The 358th Fighter Group flew seventeen missions with the Eighth Air Force from Leiston air base. At the beginning of February 1944 the Group were transferred to the Ninth Air Force in exchange for the 357th Fighter Group. With the Ninth, the Group went...

  • 366th Fighter Squadron


  • Warren McCord

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Killed in action by an exploding train whilst strafing ground targets in Germany, 24 December 1944.


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 24 December 1944


Date Contributor Update
25 November 2014 12:38:03 Emily Changes to description, events and unit associations

Details of crash from James D Pipkin, via American Air Museum Memory Book Correspondence.

Squadron and Warren McCord listed in MACR 11618

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

MACR 11618 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database