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44-23603

P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 22PRS, 7PRG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escorted recon mission to Madgeburg, escort and PR aircraft bounced, during egress from target, by 3 x Me262 jets, A/C hit in starboard engine, which was feathered but shortly after exploded. Pilot 1Lt Robert F Carlgren baled out POW. MACR 11167.

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. ...

  • 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    Group
    Based for the majority of their service at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, the 7th Photographic Group (Reconnaissance) took over three million intelligence photos during the course of 4,251 sorties over occupied Europe. The Group was awarded a Distinguished...

  • 22nd Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron

People

  • Robert Carlgren

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 7th Photographic Reconnaissance Group
    Assigned to 22PRS, 7PRG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escorted recon mission to Madgeburg, escort and PR aircraft bounced, during egress from target, by 3 x Me262 jets, A/C hit in starboard engine, which was feathered but shortly after exploded....

Places

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA 1944

Built at Lockheed.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Mt Farm Cottage, Dorchester, Wallingford OX10 7PG, UK 1944

Assigned to 22PRS, 7PRG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Brunswick, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escorted recon mission to Madgeburg, escort and PR aircraft bounced, during egress from target, by 3 x Me262 jets, A/C hit in starboard engine, which was feathered but shortly after exploded. Pilot 1Lt Robert F Carlgren baled out POW. MACR 11167.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 January 2017 11:19:41 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
https://www.fold3.com/image/30324118
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=44-23603&Submit=S...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11167 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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