P-47 Lady Macbeth

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  1. Wgd1335

    Wgd1335 New Member

    I have photo of my father, Staff Sergeant Robert G Davis taken in July 1944 "Somewhere in France", in front of a razorback P-47 named Lady Macbeth,possibly a P-47D-22-RE
    He was in the 9th Air Force, 36th Fighter Group, 53rd Fighter Squadron.
    "Somewhere in France" turned out to be Brucheville, up from Utah Beach, near Ste Marie du Mont, on Advanced Landing Ground A-16.
    I have searched high and low for information regarding Lady Macbeth but have turned up empty handed.
    Anyone have any ideas where I can look? IMG_1200.JPG
     
  2. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

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  4. Wgd1335

    Wgd1335 New Member

    Thank you for the links. I am already a member of the 36th Group on Facebook and they also have tried to find out more information on this aircraft but no one has had any luck. Too bad this is the only photo I have of it; if only there was a tail number!
     
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  7. Wgd1335

    Wgd1335 New Member

    Jaap
    Thank you for this research! I have looked at the database until my eyes were crossed and blurry but could not find the 3 from the 53rd that you mentioned. Could you please give me further assistance and tell me which listing they are in?
    Nico Leers and I thank you!

    Warren Davis
     
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  8. Alex Smart

    Alex Smart Active Member

    Hello,
    Is there any indication from your documents to indicate who the pilot of "Lady Macbeth" might have been ?
    Did you relative name any that he had contact with, that might narrow the search.

    As an extra bit of info, from the picture it does look very much like it is a P-47D -22-RE, the prop hub is short whereas other series have a longer, more pointed look about them.

    Alex
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2017
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  9. Wgd1335

    Wgd1335 New Member

    Hello Alex
    No indication in any paperwork or in any conversation over the years with my father who may have been the pilot of this aircraft. The 53rd Fighter Squadron of the 36th Fighter Group had moved to Brucheville from Kingsnorth, Ashford, Kent in July 1944, where this photo was taken.
     
  10. Alex Smart

    Alex Smart Active Member

    Known P-47's of the 53rd are -

    41-6194 - Wavra, Joseph W - MACR 10666 - 07/20/44 - Kia.
    41-6235 - Reiner, Herbert H - MACR 8574 - 08/13/44 - Kia.
    41-6244 - Barnard, Gerald B Jr - 10/02/44 - accident.
    42-22286 - Holloman, Harvey R - 10/20/43 - accident.
    42-22343 - Lightwine, John W - 01/12/44 - accident.
    42-22559 - Beatty, John B - 02/05/44 - Fatal accident.
    42-22576 - Board, Douglas R - 10/30/43 - Fatal accident.
    42-22581 - Crow, Jack W - 11/08/43 - accident.
    42-22588 - Stiles, Joseph C - 09/30/43 - accident.
    42-25522 - Edwards, Johnny C - 03/17/45 - accident.
    42-25886 - P47D-22-RE - Deabler, Richard T - 05/21/44 - MACR 5011 - Kia.
    42-25890 - P47D-22-RE - Cortner, Alexander W - 07/10/44 - MACR 6637 - Pow.
    42-25900 - P47D-22-RE - Lee, James W - 10/14/44 - accident.
    42-25900 - P47D-22-RE - Heimes, John W - 01/01/45 - accident.
    42-26014 - P47D-22-RE - Smoke, Charles G - 05/01/44 - accident.
    42-26110 - P47D-22-RE - Robinson, Gulick (nmi) Jr - 08/02/44 - MACR 7669 - Kia.
    42-26135 - P47D -22-RE - Johnson,P47D-22-RE - - 11/06/44 - accident.
    42-26135 - P47D-22-RE - Johnson, Robert W - 12/18/44 - accident.
    42-26281 - P46D-22-RE - Ulrich, Chester G - 06/15/44 - MACR 6488 - Kia.
    42-26322 - P47D-22-RE - Miller, Leonard E - 05/29/45 - accident.
    42-26336 -P47D-22-RE - Holloman, Harvey R - 06/06/44 - accident.
    42-26336 - P47D-22-RE - Heimes, John W - 11/18/44 - accident.
    42-26358 - P47D-22-RE - Lightwine, John W - 08/11/44 - MACR 8480 - Pow.
    42-26469 - Carr, Herbert M Jr - 10/07/44 - MACR 9829 - Pow.
    42-26638 - Edward, Robert M Jr - 03/09/45 -accident.
    42-27196 - England, George T - 08/06/44 - Fatal accident.
    42-27352 - Metayer, Robert A - 12/04/44 - MACR 10828 - Pow.
    42-27373 - St. Germain, Edward E - 03/20/45 - accident.
    42-27373 - Lee, James W - 05/01/45 - accident.
    42-28301 - Filippo, Guido F - 11/05/44 - MACR 10280 - Kia.
    42-28398 - Gaston, Ernest B - 08/26/44 - MACR 8053 - Pow.
    42-28419 - Hodge, James E - 12/10/44 - accident.
    42-28419 - Hamlin, Gilbert S - 04/10/45 - MACR 14376 - Kia.
    42-28420 - Hicks, Lonnie W Jr - 04/03/45 - MACR 13661 - Pow/E&E/Rtd.
    42-28432 - Dimmock, Charles A - 11/07/44 - Fatal accident.
    42-28456 - Lee, Samuel C - 09/21/44 - accident.
    42-28458 - Smith, Leonard R - 01/14/45 - accident.
    42-28628 - Dewey, William B - 10/13/44 - MACR 9795 - Kia.
    42-28656 - Lee, Samuel C - 09/21/44 - Fatal accident.
    42-28793 - Blumberg, Ben (nmi) Jr - 07/13/45 - accident.
    42-28821 - Candello, Robert A - 11/19/44 - accident.
    42-29157 - Heimes, John W - 08/16/45 - Fatal accident.
    42-29163 - Williamson, Ward C - 08/07/45 - accident.
    42-29211 - Candello, Robert A - 04/26/45 - accident.
    42-7991 - Haupt, Irwin (nmi) - 02/08/45 - accident.
    42-7991 - Davis, Melvin A - 02/16/45 - accident.
    42-8019 - Padgett, Walter F - 02/17/44 - accident.
    42-8175 - Fanslau, Ernest W - 02/05/44 - Fatal accident.
    42-8206 - McConaghy, Robert D - 09/28/43 - accident.
    42-8206 - Beatty, John B - 10/11/43 - accident.
    42-8368 - Beltran, William (nmi) - 10/09/44 - Fatal accident?
    42-8382 - Glenn, Thomas P - 07/12/44 - accident.
    42-8580 - Pete, William E - 11/06/44 - accident.
    42-8580 - Carrigan, Wendell F - 02/13/45 - MACR 12303 - Kia.
    42-8678 - Moody, Jack M - 05/02/44 - accident.
    42-74713 - Skeels, Frederick D - 07/18/44 - MACR 7654 - Kia.
    42-74718 - Eaton, Peter K - 07/11/44 - accident.
    42-74761 - Mulholland, Daniel E - 10/30/43 - accident.
    42-74767 - Padgett, Walter F - 12/18/43 - accident.
    42-74773 - Burns, Robert J - 10/11/43 - accident.
    42-74782 - Blazer, Robert C - 10/19/43 - accident.
    42-75693 - Ground Crew - 08/09/44 - accident.
    42-75860 - Carr, Robert S - 12/23/44 - MACR 11446 - Pow.
    42-75900 - Burns, Robert J - 04/26/44 - accident.
    42-76113 - Eaton, Peter K -06/06/44 - accident.
    42-76271 - Griffith, James M - 07/15/45 - accident.
    42-76271 - Griffith, James M - 08/03/45 - accident.
    42-76333 - Rudish, George A - 11/14/44 - accident.
    44-19560 - Smoke, Charles G - 11/04/44 - accident.
    44-19727 - Davison, Denver B - 09/28/44 - MACR 9227 - Kia.
    44-19750 - Yeager, Louis E - 08/03/45 - accident.
    44-19876 - McConaghy, Robert D - 11/06/44 - accident.
    44-19906 - Brunner, Robert (nmi) - 01/25/45 - MACR 12015 - Kia.
    44-19941 - Lane, Roger T - 12/24/44 - MACR 11442 - Kia.
    44-20061 - Andrews, James K - 02/16/45 - accident.
    44-20073 - Barnard, Gerald B - 11/30/44 - accident.
    44-20205 - Nemec, Robert F - 11/30/44 - MACR 11401 - Pow.
    44-20230 - St. Germain, Edward E - 02/02/45 - accident.
    44-20466 - Curtis, Beverly C - 04/24/45 - accident.
    44-32781 - Goss, Harold E - 01/27/45 - accident.
    44-32781 - Bretana, Manuel (nmi) - 02/02/45 - MACR 12285 - Kia.
    44-32960 - Bathurst, Verlan E - 03/10/45 - MACR 12973 - Kia.
    44-33139 - Bennyworth, Albert F - 12/18/45 - accident.
    44-33232 - Cardarella, Vincent C - 03/20/45 - accident.
    44-88562 - Hopkins, Alfred H - 11/07/46 - accident.
    44-88767 - McGilpin, William A - 12/02/46 - accident.
    44-88890 - Atkinson, Ivan C - 10/22/46 - accident.
    44-88993 - Finke, Ralph H - 10/22/46 - accident.
    44-89012 - Rice, Edgar D - 04/28/47 - accident.
    44-89013 - Dunaway, Glendon K - 06/25/47 - accident.
    45-50014 - Beckham, Dwight E - 09/29/47 - accident.
    45-50057 - Fisher, Harrison L - 05/24/47 - accident/ditched.

    Alex
    Refs this site & AAIR ; P47 Database ; Accident Reports.com.
     
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2017

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