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P-47D 42-26261 UN-I(bar) bearing the presentation dedication "Sovereign Senators Tolerance" readies for take-off at Boxted. Visible in the background is the well-known 42-26293 UN-L "Belle of Belmont".

Connections

Units

  • 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

  • Robert Caldarone

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Pershing Trumble

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot
    Dowend 3 aircraft and damaged 1. Straffed 9 trains and 1 staff car. Was under weight, ate bananas for 3 days to gain enough weight to enter AAF. Passed entrance exam for pilot training as a junior in high school DFC/Air Medal.

Aircraft

  • 42-26261 Sovereign Senators Tolerance

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Initially assigned to Lt. Caldarone and subsequently reassigned to Lt. Trumble. Carried the presentation marking of "Sovereign Senators Tolerance" on left fuselage only, forward of national insignia.

Locations

  • 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...

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Date Contributor Update
23 March 2020 17:24:28 Pyker Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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