Harris, William M., MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
AAF MOS 644-Chief Field Linesman
Last AFSC Group
Signal (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1944-1944, AAF MOS 644, 306th Fighter Wing
Service Years
1942 - 1944
Master Sergeant

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1920
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Piqua
Last Address
Ramitelli Airfield, Foggia, Italy

Casualty Date
Jun 02, 1944
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Reason
Misadventure
Location
Italy
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Forest Hill Cemetery - Piqua, Ohio
Wall/Plot Coordinates
PLOT: 10 d-459

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 1942-1944, P-47 Thunderbolt (Jug)
From Year
1942
To Year
1944
   
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Aircraft/Missile Information
Specifications
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Model Republic P-47D Thunderbolt
Length 36.15 ft | 11.02 m
Width 40.68 ft | 12.40 m
Height 14.67 ft | 4.47 m
Engine(s) 1 x Pratt & Whitney R-2800-59 Double-Wasp eighteen cylinder radial engine generating 2,535hp.
Empty Weight 9,949 lbs | 4,513 kg
MTOW 17,500 lbs | 7,938 kg
Max Speed 433 mph | 697 km/h | 376 kts
Max Range 449 miles | 722 km
Ceiling 40,994 ft | 12,495 m | 7.8 miles
Climb Rate 3,200 ft/min (976 m/min)
Hardpoints 3
Armament 8 x 12.7mm Machine Guns
10 x 5 in Air-to-Surface HE Rockets

Provision for bomb load, fuel drop tanks or rockets to a maximum of 2,500lbs (1,134kg).
Accommodations 1


Major Variants

* XP-47B - Prototype featuring XR-2800 radial generating 1,850hp.
* P-47B - Production model based on XP-47B prototype; R-2800-21 radial engine.
* P-47C - Extended fuselage; Later types of this model featuring R-2800-59 radial at 2,300hp; Provisions for drop tanks and bombs.
* P-47D - Main production model of which 12,602 produced; R-2800-21W (2,300hp) or R-2800-59W (2,535hp) water-injected radial powerplants; Increased MTOW capacity; Provision for drop tanks and air-to-surface HE rockets.
* P-47G - Wright-produced P-47D models of which 354 produced.
* P-47M - 'Sprinter' interception model designed to combat the V1 / V2 rocket threat; Featured specialized airbrake system and R-2800-57(C) radial generating 2,800hp; 130 produced.
* P-47N - Exclusive Pacific Theater model; Long range variant with increased and reinforced wing section of which 1,816 produced; Longer wingspan with blunt-tipped wing tips concealing fuel compartments; R-2800-77 radial generating 2,800hp.

   
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Last Updated: May 9, 2013
   
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