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P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 394FS, 364FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Cherbourg peninsula with Lt Robert E Smith 22-Jun-44; hit by flak at low level over Cherbourg, A/C and pilot washed up on Normandy Beach. MACR 6187

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  • Robert Smith

    Military | Major | Pilot | 367th Fighter Group
    Flew with the 16th Fighter Squadron, 23rd Fighter Group in China in 1942. Pilot of P-40E-1 "KatyDid"; credited with four aerial victories. Later transferred to the 394th Fighter Squadron, 367th Fighter Group in England. Shot down by flak over Cherbourg...

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  • Stoney Cross

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a secret, emergency airfield, Stoney Cross was developed during 1942-43 as an advance base for both fighters and bombers. Occupied by the RAF from January 1943, before construction was complete, the station had eventually three concrete...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Stoney Cross, UK 1944

Assigned to 394FS, 364FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed Cherbourg, France 22 June 1944 – 22 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) Cherbourg peninsula with Lt Robert E Smith 22-Jun-44; hit by flak at low level over Cherbourg, A/C and pilot washed up on Normandy Beach. MACR 6187

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 January 2020 12:26:27 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description and events
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https://www.fold3.com/image/29399191

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2017 00:42:34 jmchristel Changes to place associations
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Date Contributor Update
01 August 2017 00:37:53 jmchristel Changes to unit associations
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Missing Air Crew Report for Maj. Robert E. Smith, 394th FS/367th FG

Date Contributor Update
01 August 2017 00:34:47 jmchristel Changes to unit associations
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Missing Air Crew Report for Maj. Robert E. Smith, 394th FS/367th FG

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 6187 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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