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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of 1st Lt. Andrew M. Barba.



  • 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. ...

  • 78th Fighter Group

    78th Fighter 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 ...

  • 84th Fighter Squadron


  • Andrew Barba

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 495th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 6th Fighter Wing. Transferred to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 495FTG. EOW. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Casey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) mission to Rennes in P-47 42-26149 having dropped his bombs, formation bounced by Me109s crashed near La Ferte Mace 10-Jun-44 Prisoner of War (POW), MACR 5579. Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Hartman

    Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Nantes in P-47D #42-8538. Shot down by FW 190s. 10/24/1944 landing in P-47D #42-74654. He had to be dug out of a defense trench but was uninjured.



  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered New York, NY, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Duxford, Cambridge CB22, UK 1943

Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
24 May 2019 09:32:28 general ira snapsorter Changes to markings, description, person associations and mission associations

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Date Contributor Update
04 September 2016 12:56:04 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations