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43-28745

P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 428FS, 474FG, 9AF. Failed to Return (FTR) Charleroi, Belgium 1-Mar-45. Lt Ralph N Ramsey KIA. MACR 12804.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 474th Fighter Group
  • 383rd Fighter Squadron
  • 428th Fighter Squadron

People

  • George Ceuleers

    Military | Colonel | Fighter pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 2 x Tours of Duty (ETD 2). Credited 10.5 kills. Awards: DSC, DFC (4OLC), AM, WWII Victory, EAME, American Campaign, National Defense Service, Longevity Service (OLC), UN and Korean medals.

Places

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

  • Warmwell

    Military site : airfield
    Originally named Woodsford, the station opened as a grass airfield Armament Practice Camp in 1937. Subject to a change of name in 1938, to avoid confusion with the Avro factory airfield of Woodford, RAF Warmwell was used as a training, fighter and ASR...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA 1944

Built at Lockheed.

Delivered Edwards AFB, CA, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31 1QZ, UK 1944

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Normandy Beachead 14 June 1944

Hit by friendly fire over beach head and force landed - minor damage. Pilot Maj George F Ceuleers RTD.

Assigned Warmwell, Dorchester DT2 8HQ, UK July 1944

Transferred to 428FS, 474FG, 9AF.

Crashed Charleroi, Belgium 1 March 1945

Failed to Return (FTR) Charleroi, Belgium 1-Mar-45. Lt Ralph N Ramsey KIA. MACR 12804.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 21:46:52 Al_Skiff Changes to events
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-28745&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/image/28830884

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2017 21:45:53 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=43-28745&Submit=Search
https://www.fold3.com/image/28830884

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 12804 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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