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P-47 Thunderbolt

Lost 18 Sept 44 - Lt. John R Loegering (POW)



  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    The 78th Fighter Group was initially based at Goxhill but moved to Duxford in April 1943 and stayed there until October 1945. The 78th FG flew each of the three US built principal fighters of the AAF in the ETO. In their Thundetbolts, the 78th FG ...

  • 83rd Fighter Squadron


  • Foy Higginbottom

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Bud Higginbottom served as a pilot with the 78th Fighter Group. Air Medal with 14 Oak Leaf Clusters.

  • John Loegering

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Goch on 9/18/44 in P-47 'Thrup'ny Bit' #42-76587 ...

  • Harold Morris

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Born and raised in Oklahoma, Harold Morris studied at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond City. After two years at College there, he moved to Pensacola, Florida. He enlisted in the Air Corps in January 1942 in Oklahoma and followed training...

  • Boyd Sorenson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 2906th Observation Training Group
    Boyd Sorenson studied at Pipestone High School and enlisted in the RCAF (Royal Canadian Air Force). Transferred from RCAF to U.S. Army Air Corps in 1943 as a fighter pilot. Assigned to the 78th Fighter group / 83rd Fighter Squadron. Flew 89 missions in...



  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 18 September 1944


Date Contributor Update
22 May 2019 14:05:13 general ira snapsorter Changes to description

Peter Randall at

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2019 13:57:26 general ira snapsorter Changes to description, events, person associations and mission associations

Lost 10 June 44 - Lt. William M McDermott KIMAC

Date Contributor Update
11 February 2018 09:53:31 Pyker Changes to nicknames, markings, person associations and place associations

Added details in preparation for media upload which confirms.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:06 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 9002 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database