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Mission: Paris and SW of France.

Date: 31
st December 1943

Unit: 61
st Fighter Squadron./56th Fighter Group.

Type: Republic P-47C5

Serial No: 41-6401

Code: HV -

Location: Russell’s Water Common, near Henley on Thames, England.

Pilot: Lt. William R. Aggers. 431231. – Baled out.


Not known at this time;

(1) L-R Maj. Joseph H Perry, Lt. Frank W Klibbe and Lt. William R Aggers all of 61st Fighter squadron
L-R Maj. Joseph H. Perry, Lt. Frank W. Klibbe and Lt. William R. Aggers all of 61st Fighter squadron
(Photo via Peter Randall Little Friends website)

(2) Aggers
Lt. William Aggers – 56th FG
(Photo via Peter Randall Little Friends website)

(3) 61late
Line up of pilots of 61st Fighter Squadron. Appears to be taken about July- August 1944 from the full D-Day stripes on the P-47's wings.

( L to R) Front Row: Lt. George E Levkovich, Lt. Robert A Baughman, Capt. James R Carter, Lt. Stuart H Getz, Lt. Arthur C Maul, Lt. Robert J Rankin, Lt. Earl Hertel, Lt. Cleon C Thornton, Lt. Oscar M Belk, Lt. Joel I Popplewell. Middle Row: Lt. William R Hudson, Lt. Warren S Patterson, Lt. Timothy J Sullivan, Lt. Merton J Gillies, Lt. Jack J Haek, Lt. Praeger Neyland, Lt. Edward A Sisson, Lt. Samuel D Hamilton, Lt. William M Heaton, Lt. Herbert R Holtmeier, Lt. Steven Gerick, Lt. Carl E Westman. Back Row: Lt. Dick W Thompson, Lt. James J Clark, Lt. William H Barnes, Capt. Benjamin E Cathers, S/Ldr. Tadeusz Sawicz, Flt/Lt. Tadeusz Andersz, Lt.Col. Francis S Gabreski, Flt/Lt. Boleslaw M Gladych, S/Ldr. Kazimierz Rutkowski, Flt/Lt. Witold A Lanowski, Lt. Robert J Keen, Lt. James M Jure, Lt. Joseph H Perry, Lt. William R Aggers. Identification thanks to Piotr Wisniewski. Photo: Glenda Carelas.

P47 crash site, Russells Water Common x1 002
Crash site location of William Aggers P-47 “Thunderbolt. (Brownless)

Burial detail: None.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, with special thanks to Peter Randall and the “Little Friends” website. January 2014.
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