On 8-Oct-43 P-47C 41-6268, 56FG/63FS piloted by, 2LT Dover C. Fleming Jr., was shot down over Holland while escorting B-17s attacking at Bremen, Germany. The aircraft crashed into the Ijsselmer near Amsterdam, Holland. 1KIA MACR 939.
Flying P-47 Thunderbolts throughout their time stationed in England, the Group, known as "the Wolfpack", had more ace pilots than any other Eighth Air Force Fighter Group. The 56th Fighter Group also destroyed more enemy aircraft in air combat than any...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 56th Fighter Group
Killed in Action (KIA) on 8-Oct-43 in P-47C 41-6268, 56FG/63FS while on a mission to escort B-17s attacking at Bremen, Germany. The aircraft was attacked by fighters and crashed into the Zuider Zee (Ijsselmeer) near Amsterdam, Holland.
8 October 1943
A combined force of 274 P-47s from 4FG; 56FG; 78FG; 352FG; 353FG; and 355FG are despatched to escort the B-17 formations attacking at Bremen, Germany. 3 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 1KIA 2POW and 5 others are damaged. 2 airmen are Wounded in Action ...
Military site : airfield
Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...
|Failed to Return (FTR)
||8 October 1943
Soth down by enemy fighters while on a mission to escort bombers attacking ad Bremen, Germany. Crashed into the Ijsselmer near Amsterdam.