P47 Pilots Biographies, Last Name Starting With "M"
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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 Colonel.
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 first flight.
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 Fighter Group.
Francis E. Madore We 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 armored spearhead.
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 happening.
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 interpreter........
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 Good morning: 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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