Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Lt Wesley G Fish. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Berlin on return journey ran out of fuel and crashed close to Isle of Wight. Pilot 1Lt James L Lynch KIA (KIA). 29-May-44 MACR 5208.
In the years before deployment to the UK, the Group had been designated as a Bombardment Group (Dive) and trained in A-24 and A-25 dive-bombers and P-39 Airacobras. When, in April 1944, they joined the Eighth Air Force in Britain though, the pilots...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Wintrigen on 16 July 44 in P-51 #4413413 , hit by flak
Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
Killed in Action (KIA) crashed into channel in P-51 #42106626
Military site : airfield
Just as nearby Duxford was known as the 'Duck pond' by American airmen, so Fowlmere was known as 'the Hen Puddle' because of the wet conditions that pervaded the bases during the winter of 1943-1944. The 339th Fighter Group had no choice but to persist...
Assigned to 505FS, 339FG, 8AF USAAF.
|Crashed||Off Isle of Wight, United Kingdom||29 May 1944|
Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Berlin on return journey ran out of fuel and crashed close to Isle of Wight. Pilot 1Lt James L Lynch KIA (KIA). 29-May-44 MACR 5208.
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MACR 5208 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database