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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 170335
Last updated: 24 January 2020
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Date:24-APR-1945
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic P47 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Republic P-47 D Thunderbolt
Owner/operator:USAF (United States Air Force)
Registration:
C/n / msn: 44-20080
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Guarda (FE) -   Italy
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Cesenatico A/F
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down during low altitude strafing against enemy vehicles. The aircraft crashed in a swamp area near the Po river and its pilot, Captain Arthur E. Halfpapp, was declared missing in action.
On 4th October 2014, an Italian research group managed to find the aircraft wrecks and pilot's remains some meters underground, so eventually he will rest in a cemetery.

Sources:

https://www.archeologidellaria.org/
http://lanuovaferrara.gelocal.it/ferrara/cronaca/2014/10/05/news/avra-una-tomba-il-pilota-morto-per-la-liberta-1.10062746


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Revision history:

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07-Oct-2014 14:01 jollyroger Added

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