P-38H-5-LO 42-67046 was assigned to the 55FG/38FS at Nuthampstead, UK. The aircraft, piloted by 2LT James M Garvin, was attacked and shot dwon by German fighters west of Oldenburg, Germany while on a mission to escort bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The aircraft and 2LT Garvin crashed into the Schwaneburger Moor-Nord and he was Killed in Action (KIA) 1KIA MACR 1427
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...
Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
Killed in Action (KIA) On 29-Nov-43 as pilot of P-38H 42-67046, 55FG/38FS when his aircraft was shot down by German fighters near Evreux, France while on a mission to provide escort to bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany.
29 November 1943
This mission is composed of two fighter elements despatached to escort B-17 formations attacking at Bremen, Germany. The first element is a force of 38 P-38s (includes some from 20FG/77FS) from 55FG. 7 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 5KIA 2POW. The...
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...
|Failed to Return (FTR)
||Schwaneburger Moor-Nord, Germany
||29 November 1943
Shot down while on a mission to escort bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. Aircraft crashed into the Schwaneburger Moor-Nord, Germany