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VIII Fighter Command TRAINING OPERATION

17 November 1943

Official description

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Description

This operation was a training flight made with three other P-47s from 56FG over the North Sea. One aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 1KNO having disappeared after entering a could bank over the North Sea. Believed to have crashed in the sea off of Happisburgh, Norfolk. No MACR issued. Pilot never recovered.

Service

People

  • Harry Coronios

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 56th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 63FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. 52 combat missions. Credited with 1 x kill and 1 x damaged. Killed on training mission while pilot of P-47D 42-8614. Entered a solid overcast over North Sea while training with 3 other P-47s. Reported missing and it...

Aircraft

  • 42-8614 Saucy Shirley II

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D-5-RE 42-8614 was assigned to the 56FG/62FS at Halesworth, UK. On 17-Nov-43, the aircraft, piloted by 1LT Harry Coronios, was despatched with 3 others from the Group on a training mission over the North Sea. Aircraft last seen entering a cloud...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 July 2015 21:25:03 Lee8thbuff Created entry with name, date, description and aircraft associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 15-Jul-2015. Added NEW mission event based on "Losses of the 8ht & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

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