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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon mission to Nonnweiler. Mis-Identified, bounced and shot down by friendly P-47's in a 'blue on blue' incident. Slumped forward in harness, A/C streaming white smoke and crashed after an almost vertical dive at Kehlen. Pilot 1Lt Harold G Stalnaker Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11607.

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 358th Fighter Group

    358th Fighter Group

    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

People

  • Harold Stalnaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 358th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF. 90+ combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon mission to Nonnweiler. Mis-Identified, bounced and shot down by friendly P-47's in a 'blue on blue' incident. Slumped forward in harness, A/C streaming white...

Places

  • High Halden

    Military site : airfield
    Used as an RAF Advanced Landing Ground in 1943 with temporary runways and buildings. High Halden was then used as a Ninth Air Force Advanced Landing Ground, before being occupied by the 358th Fighter Group in 1944.

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1944

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned High Halden, UK 1944

Assigned to 366FS, 358FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Kehlen, Luxembourg 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) armed recon mission to Nonnweiler. Mis-Identified, bounced and shot down by friendly P-47's in a 'blue on blue' incident. Slumped forward in harness, A/C streaming white smoke and crashed after an almost vertical dive at Kehlen. Pilot 1Lt Harold G Stalnaker Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 11607.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 February 2017 20:08:45 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/46704201
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11607 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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