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42-8404

P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.
Failed to Return (FTR) Gambais 13-Aug-44. 2Lt George W Mc Inis KIA (KIA) MACR 7604.

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. ...

  • 353rd Fighter Group

    353rd Fighter Group

    Group
    The 353rd Fighter Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force on 7 June 1943. The group flew P-47 Thunderbolts, and from October 1944, P-51 Mustangs, as escorts for bombing missions across occupied Europe and to strafe targets on the ground. Tactical...

  • 355th Fighter Group

    355th Fighter Group

    Group
    Where the 353rd Fighter Group had pioneered ground strafing techniques, it was the 355th Fighter Group who destroyed more enemy aircraft by ground strafing than any other Eighth Air Force Group. Based at Steeple Morden from July 1943 to July 1945, the...

  • 350th Fighter Squadron
  • 354th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Thomas Hubbard

    Military | Colonel | Commanding Officer, Pilot | 355th Fighter Group
    Thomas Hubbard attended the Ryan School of Aeronautics in San Diego, CA in 1937. He graduated, gaining a pilot’s license as well as an airplane and engine mechanics one in May 1938. After enlisting in the Air Corps at San Diego, CA on 25 June 1938, he...

  • George McInis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Gambais in P-47 42-8404.

Places

  • Raydon

    Military site : airfield
    Although never used as such, Raydon was built during 1942-43 as an Eighth Air Force bomber base, with three concrete runways, 50 loop and one pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Initially on loan to the Ninth Air Force, it was first...

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Farmingdale, NY 11735, USA 1943

Built at Republic.

Delivered LaGuardia Airport (LGA), Queens, NY 11371, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 1943

Assigned to 354FS, 355FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Steeple Morden, Royston SG8, UK 5 November 1943

Crash landed 5-Nov-43.

Assigned Raydon, UK 1944

Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Gambais, France 13 August 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Gambais 13-Aug-44. 2Lt George W Mc Inis KIA (KIA) MACR 7604.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2017 15:56:44 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-8404&Submit=Search
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-8404&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/29406569

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 7604 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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