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42-67033

P-38 Lightning

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

  • Wilton Erickson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Wilton Erickson was flying on his first mission, an escort and support one, on 1 December 1943. His P-38 #42-67033 was last seen in the vicinity of Much, about 30km East of Köln, Germany. Shot down by German fighters, his P-38 crashed near Lanzerath,...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 1 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 1430 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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