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42-75622

P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 352nd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Clifford Armstrong

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    A 1938 graduate of Coeymans High School, Clifford Armstrong enlisted in the Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet in January 1942. Assigned to the 353rd Fighter Group / 352nd Fighter Squadron in England as a P-47 pilot. He flew fighter escort for 8th Air...

  • John Swanezy

    Military | Flight Officer | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) near Paris in P-47 42-75622

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 18 August 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:04 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8132 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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