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Reavy Hawthorne Giles Jr


Assigned to Headquarters Detachment, 384th Bomb Group and detailed as Group Assistant Operations Officer on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #157 dated 30 November 1943.


Units served with


  • 42-8531 Butch II

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47 Thunderbolt Serial 42-8531 assigned to the 353rd Fighter Group/ 352nd Fighter Squadron was flown on D-Day, 6 June 1944 by Lt Clifford F. Armstrong.

Associated Place

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Event Location Date
Landing Accident Woodchurch, UK 23 April 1944

Aircraft: P-47D (#42-8531).
Organization: / BAD1 of Burtonwood, Lancashire.
Pilot: Giles, Reavy H.
Notes: landing accident.
Location: Woodchurch/Sta 419 England.
Damage (0-5 increasing damage): 3
source: Aviation Archaeology


Date Contributor Update
12 July 2017 20:28:55 bombercommand Changes to highest rank

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12 July 2017 20:28:30 bombercommand Changes to suffix

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12 July 2017 19:11:37 bombercommand Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations