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P-38 Lightning

P38J Destroyed in crash landing on one engine at Nuthampstead Airfield 27 March 1944 after mission to Bordeaux. 2LT Elton Walters uninjured.

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

People

  • Elton Walters

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    ...

Places

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2019 01:41:50 ForrestB Changes to description
Sources

USAAF accident report

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2019 07:27:08 ForrestB Changes to media associations
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Walters family friend

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2019 07:16:51 ForrestB Changes to media associations
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Littlefield

Date Contributor Update
22 June 2019 07:07:13 ForrestB Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, manufacturer, description, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Double Nickel - Double Trouble, Littlefield

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