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P-47D 42-28455 The Flying Falcon coded MX-L ends up on her back in a take-off accident from Duxford with 2Lt John B. Wade at the controls. 19 January 1945.

Connections

Units

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter Group

    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 ...

  • 82nd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-28455 'The Flying Falcon'

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 82FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Crashed on take off at Duxford due to engine failure 19-Dec-44. Pilot Lt John B Wade.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2021 19:34:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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