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42-104396

P-38 Lightning

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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...

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  • Val Bollwerk

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Strafing a marshaling yard, hit in the port engine and belly landed near Amiens on 11-Jun-44 in P-38 42-104396. Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 5575. ...

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:14 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5575 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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