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P-47 Thunderbolt

Assigned to 336FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 313FS, 50FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) support mission to Vande. Shot down by Fw190 whilst strafing enemy trucks, pilot 2nd Lt John R Nowlin KIA. 30-Jul-44. MACR 7403.



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    4th Fighter Group

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  • 50th Fighter Group

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Event Location Date
Crashed Le Bourey, 42410, France 30 July 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) support mission to Vande. Shot down by Fw190 whilst strafing enemy trucks, pilot 2nd Lt John R Nowlin KIA. 30-Jul-44. MACR 7403.


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16 June 2016 16:47:22 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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MACR 7403 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database