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42-8463

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Wilhelmshaven 3-Feb-44 out of fuel, ditched 40 miles off Felixstowe. Pilot 2Lt Lloyd M Langdon KIA. MACR 2119.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Sylvester Burke

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 3 x kills. Squadron commander 63FS. Transferred to HQ Sqn, VIII fighter command. Awards: DFC(3OLC), AM(3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF rising to Lt Colonel.

  • Lloyd Langdon

    Military | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 56th Fighter Group

  • Philip Tukey

    Military | Colonel | Group Commander | 356th Fighter Group
    Philip Tukey served as a pilot with the 56th Fighter Group. ...

Places

  • 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 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Boxted, Colchester, UK 1943

Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed North Sea 40 miles off Felixstowe, UK 3 February 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) ramrod to Wilhelmshaven 3-Feb-44 out of fuel, ditched 40 miles off Felixstowe. Pilot 2Lt Lloyd M Langdon KIA. MACR 2119.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2017 17:27:11 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28598427
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-8463&Submit6=Go
http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-8463&Submit=Search

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2119 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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