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  P-47D Thunderbolt Serial Number ?  
USAAF
5th AF
348th FG
342nd FS

Pilot  Lt. William E. Luton, O-810393 (KIA, BR)
Crashed  May 21, 1944
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Republic. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-47D Thunderbolt serial number unknown. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South West Pacific Area (SWPA).

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 348th Fighter Group, 342nd Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Wartime History
On May 21, 1944 took off piloted by Lt. William E. Luton on a mission and crashed, killing the pilot.

Memorials
Postwar, Luton is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery in Memphis, TN.

References
World War II Army Enlistment Records - William E. Luton
FindAGrave - Lieut William Earl Luton (photos, grave photo)

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Last Updated
May 5, 2019

 

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