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42-67667

P-38 Lightning

The aircraft crashed at Duxford airfield on 10 February 1944, according to the official sources, as the pilot 2nd Lt Robert N Gore repeatedly 'buzzed' the field. The pilot survived but the aircraft had come down on top of a truck, the driver of which was killed.

Service

Units

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Robert Gore

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Struck the ground while making a low level pass of the a/f and crashed at Duxford on a ferry flight to Zeals, Wiltshire on 10 Feb 1944 in P-38J #42-67667.

Places

  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Duxford, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB22, UK 10 February 1944

The aircraft crashed at Duxford airfield on 10 February 1944, according to the official sources, as the pilot 2nd Lt Robert N Gore repeatedly 'buzzed' the field. The pilot survived but the aircraft had come down on top of a truck, the driver of which was killed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2015 11:35:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-67667&Submit4=Go
AAM DB
Roger Freeman Photo.

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