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42-67051

P-38 Lightning

P-38H-5-LO 42-67051 was assigned to the 55FG/38FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 29-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT Albert A. Albino, was despatched with other P-38s of 55FG to escort bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by German fighters and crashed into the railroad marshalling yards at Hoogeveen, Holland. 2LT Albino was Killed in Action (KIA) 1KIA MACR 1428.

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

  • Albert Albino

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 29-Nov-43 while pilot of P-38H 42-67051 when his aircraft was shot down at Hoogeveen, Holland. The aircraft with 2LT Albert A. Albino crashed into the railroad marshalling yards at Hoogeveen, Holland. He was originally listed...

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-192

    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...

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Hoogeveen, Netherlands 29 November 1943

Shot down by German aircraft and crashed into the railraod marshalling yards at Hoogeveen, Holland.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 July 2015 22:12:13 Lee8thbuff Changes to nicknames, description, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 16-Jul-2015. Made connections to Place and Mission within existing website data; Added FTR event per MACR 1428; Added Description based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

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

MACR 1428 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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