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Harry A Coleman


Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to VIII Air Support Command.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • VIII Air Support Command
  • 56th Fighter Group

    56th Fighter 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...

  • 62nd Fighter Squadron


  • 42-74626

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D-6-RE 42-74626 was assigned to 56FG/62FS at Halesworth, UK on 11-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT Malcolm Van Meter, was depatched with others from the Gruop to provide withdrawl support of B-17 formations attacking at Munster, Germany. 2LT Van...

Associated Place

  • 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...

  • Sunninghill Park

    Military site : non-airfield


Event Location Date
Based Boxted 11 August 1943 – 23 September 1943

Assigned to 62FS, 56FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Halesworth IP19, UK 13 September 1943

Taxiing Accident Halesworth/Sta 365 Cat 3 damage 2Lt Harry A Coleman, 13-Sep-43.

P-47D 42-74626 - 62FS 56FG 8AF

Transferred Sunninghill, Ascot SL5, UK 23 September 1943

Transferred to VIII Air Support Command.


Date Contributor Update
02 March 2018 10:56:29 Al_Skiff Changes to role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:12:18 AAM AAM ingest

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list