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42-74660

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 406FS, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 5-Jul-44. Ran short of fuel over north sea, abandoned by pilot Lt Arlington Canizares Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6618.

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. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 406th Fighter Group
  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter Group

    Group
    Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Arlington Canizares

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    On 9 April 1944, Canizares ran out of fuel when flying his P-47 over the North Sea and was killed bailing out. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Leroy Schreiber

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return 'Jackpot' to Flensburg in P-47 43-25577; hit by flak strafing A/D, crashed near Flensburg Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4185 Awards: DSC, DFC (4OLC), AM (3OLC), PH.

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...

  • Boxted

    Military site : airfield
    Boxted was built for heavy bombers and became operational from May 1943. In the few months B-26 Marauders of the 386th Bomb Group were stationed there, there were two night attacks by the Luftwaffe. On 17 August 1943, one man was killed when bombs...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 1944

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned Ashford, UK 1944

Transferred to 406FS, 9AF USAAF.d

Crashed North Sea 5 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) 5-Jul-44. Ran short of fuel over north sea, abandoned by pilot Lt Arlington Canizares Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 6618.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2017 19:37:42 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-74660&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:03 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6618 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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