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P-47C 41-6385 (on right) after striking the tail of P-47D-6-RE 42-74659 (on left) in a taxying accident on 2 June 1944.

NB. the writing on the negative wrongly describes the P-47 C as 42-6385

Connections

Units

  • 495th Fighter Training Group

    495th Fighter Training Group

    Group
    The 495th Fighter Training Group, which operated in England from December 1943, trained P-47 Thunderbolt pilots. These pilots, who had received the basic training in the USA would be assigned to a training group to practise ETO operational procedures...

Aircraft

Locations

  • Atcham

    Military site : airfield
    Atcham, at some remove from other American Air Force bases in Shropshire, was used by USAAF to train pilots from June 1942, several months before the American Eagle Squadrons were combined to form the 4th Fighter Group. Pilots here were mainly trained...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2020 14:14:40 Emily Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Information provided by userPyker, webmaster of Little Friends

Date Contributor Update
15 June 2017 04:24:44 terveurn Created entry with caption
Sources

from accident report

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