Republic P-47 Thunderbolt | 42-7890 | QP-B

Operator
334th FS, 4th FG, 8th AF, USAAF
Aircraft model
P-47D-1-RE

Pilot - Lt.Duane Beeson flew BOISE BEE (QP-B, 42-7890) a Republic P-47D-1-RE Thunderbolt. He was assigned to the 334th Fighter Squadron (FS), 4th Fighter Group (FG) at Debden, England in January of 1944. Q-PB carries seven 'kill' marks below the cockpit. Beeson's final score was 17 1/3 air victories. <br> Capt. Duane Willard Beeson ('Вес'), Boise, Idaho. Joined 334th FS 13/10/42. Was Squadron Gunnery Officer until 25/9/43 when he became Group Gunnery Officer until 15/11/43. 'C' Flight CO until 28/12/43, then Squadron Operations Officer until 7/3/44, Squadron CO 15/3/44 until he was shot down and POW on April 5th, 1945.


Aircraft model

P-47 "Thunderbolt"

Operator

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Registration number

QP-B

Serial number

42-7890

Aviator

Beeson Duane Willard "Bec"

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt | 42-7890 | QP-B



Aircraft model

P-47 "Thunderbolt"

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_states.svg United States of America | Military

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt | 42-7890 | QP-B



Aircraft model

P-47 "Thunderbolt"

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_states.svg United States of America | Military

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt | 42-7890 | QP-B



Aircraft model

P-47 "Thunderbolt"

Operator

Icon_32_flag_of_the_united_states.svg United States of America | Military

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt | 42-7890 | QP-B