P47 Pilots Biographies, Last Name Starting With "M"
Clyde D. Mabry
Released from active duty July 10,1945,
he returned to Southern Illinois where he
engaged in business and became a member of
the 44th Division, Illinois National Guard.
He was recalled to active duty with that
Division in February 1951, continued a
career in the United States Army, and retired
from active service in February, 1972 as a
William L. MacDougall
He received his wings upon graduation from
Aloe Field, Texas, class 43-I on October 1,
1943. With 10 days to reach the next station,
he returned home to marry Norma Quinby,
then to Dale Mabry Field, Tallahassee, Fla.
for R.T.U. That was the first look at a P-47.
"Wow" what a big airplane. It was love at
D. Bruce MacKay
The 405th affectionately referred to the
P-47's as the "Republic Streamlined Crowbar". During one mission MacKay took off
from an improvised runway outside of Paris
with a belly tank and two 500 lb. bombs.
During take off and with precious little
runway left, a tire blew out. Water injection
got him airborn, but he parted some trees and
took some foliage with him.
John R. MacRae
Eighty-nine missions in the E.T.O. out of
England and France, followed by three years
with the 81st F.W. in Hawaii flying the "N."
Donn L. Madden
At Luke he flew
P-40's, then to Harding
Field, Louisiana for P-47's. (his first Belly-In
was there - wheels up and locked, head in
same position.) He then went to England and
joined the 23rd Fighter Squadron, 36th
Francis E. Madore
slept in pup tents and at that time some of our
missions took only about 20 minutes to
complete, they were that close to the field.
We could see our planes going into their
dive-bomb runs. We followed Gen. Patton
after the breakthrough at St. Lo and sometimes he would be 30 miles farther than
where we were to rendezvous with his
Edgar G. Maiscott
Memorable Hump experience: 12/21/44.
Instrument flight check given by 1st Lt.
Daniel A. Dickinson - lap bomber followed
us into field. Final approach he released 9
bombs - 6 fell behind us just off end of
runway - 3 ahead inside field. All right of
airplane about 100'. Sound of first bombs
caused me to think right engine blown up,
but was bomb front of ship with accompanying sheet orange flame left no doubt what was
Arthur A. Manning
We were on a strafing attack outside
Augsburg about 7 miles behind the lines
when an ack-ack shell cut my oil line. I bailed
out, fell through a tree and hit the ground.
Two German soldiers took me to the mayor's
house in the nearby town of Pfaffenhofen.
His wife and 2 daughters gave me a healthy
meal. An English-speaking woman acted as
Leroy J. Manor
From May 1968 to June 1969, he commanded a tactical fighter wing in Vietnam
where he flew 275 combat missions in
F-100s over North and South Vietnam. Upon
return to the United States, he commanded
an air division until February 1970 when
he was assigned as commander of the Air
Force's Special Operations Force. From
August 8, 1970, to November 21, 1970,he
additionally served as commander of a joint
task force whose mission was to rescue U.S.
prisoners of war at Son Tay, North Vietnam.
Thomas Hammond Mansel
In celebrating my father's 85th birthday he finally has relinquished some fabulous pictures and memories of being a pilot of "the Jug". I must admit he also had another name for the plane!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
He has many photos. I stumbled into this site as I thought of our talks, tho infrequent - as he does not often share these stories. When he does it is incredible.
If you would like photos - whatever - let me know how I can help.
My father's name is Thomas Hammond Mansel.
Lyn Mansel Alsted
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