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P-47 Thunderbolt

Service

Units

  • 9th Air Force
  • 365th Fighter Group

    365th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group moved to England in December 1943 as part of the Ninth Air Force. Flying P-47s, the Group took part in missions over northern France designed to weaken Germany's ability to repulse the planned Allied invasion of summer 1944. After the...

  • 386th Fighter Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date
Shot down ME 262 near Dusseldorf, Germany 2 October 1944

While flying this a/c Val Beaudrault shot down an ME 262 on this date. It is recognized as the first victory over a German jet by a 9th AF pilot.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 December 2020 02:58:57 466thHistorian Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

"Thunderbolts of The Hell Hawks" - Barnes, Crump and Sutherland
page 259

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