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41-6214

P-47 Thunderbolt

P-47C Thunderbolt 41-6214 initially assigned 63rd FS, 56th FG and transferred to 335th FS, 4th FG, 8AF USAAF [Coded WD-F].

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 4th Fighter Group

    4th Fighter Group

    Group
    Some of the pilots of the 4th Fighter Group had seen many hours of combat by the time they joined the 4th Fighter Group as they had volunteered with the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Royal Air Force. The three 'Eagle Squadrons' of RAF Fighter...

  • 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...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...

  • 63rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Paul Ellington

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    Army Air Corps 1940. Was disciplined for hedge hopping, accepted honourable discharge rather than go into bombers as a Navigator or Bombardier. ...

  • Gilbert Halsey

    Military | Major | Pilot | 4th Fighter Group
    He graduated from Cement High School. He attended the University of Oklahoma for one year before attending Spartan Air School. He enlisted in the Royal Air Force on 1-May-41. ...

Places

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 October 2015 10:44:12 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.4thfightergroupassociation.org/uploads/8/2/0/3/8203817/335_el...
https://fold3.com/image/32443931?terms=Paul%252520M%252520Ellington
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=41-6214&Submit=Se...

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