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Photo of crashed P-47 #42-75553 at German record KUJ-714, page 5 > https://catalog.archives.gov/id/131494788 (NARA)

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  • DeWitt Bell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot
    On the support mission to Frankfurt, Germany of 20 March 1944 in P-47D #42-75553, the 361st Squadron encountered extremely adverse weather and the mission was abandoned. Upon letting down in the Brussels, Belgium area, Lt. Bell and his leader, Capt....

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  • 42-75553

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47 42-75553 was on a bomber escort mission to Frankfurt, Germany on 20 March 1944. Shot down strafing airfield after mission had to be abandoned due to bad weather, hit by return fire. Pilot Dewitt T. Bell Killed In Action (KIA). Missing Air Crew...

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Date Contributor Update
12 September 2020 07:16:50 ED-BB Created entry with caption and aircraft associations
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German record KUJ-714 at https://catalog.archives.gov/id/131494788

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