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42-29214

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon to Trier, Germany, flight was involved in a dogfight in which pilot 1Lt Malcolm Mclane lost his wingman [Capt John R Gildersleeve] and was shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11422.

Service

People

  • Malcolm McLane

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 406th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF. Credited with 1/4 share of a kill. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon to Trier, Germany in P-47D 42-29214 his flight was involved in a dogfight in which he lost his wingman [Capt John R Gildersleeve] and was shot...

Places

  • Ashford

    Military site : airfield
    Built as an Advanced Landing Ground for the RAF in 1942-1943, Ashford was improved and made ready for the Ninth Air Force in 1944. The 406th Fighter Group operated from the airfield in 1944, before the airfield was returned to RAF use and returned to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Ashford, UK 1944

Assigned to 514FS, 406FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Trier, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon to Trier, Germany, flight was involved in a dogfight in which pilot 1Lt Malcolm Mclane lost his wingman [Capt John R Gildersleeve] and was shot down. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11422.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2017 15:03:06 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/46698884

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:21 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11422 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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