P-38H-5-LO 42-67059 was assigned to the 55FG/338FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 13-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT John A. Stacker, was despatched with others from the 55FG to provide escort to bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The filight encountered German fighters near Furstenau, Germany that were intent on attacking the bombers. There was an engagement and 2LT Stacked was shot down in his aircraft and Killed in Action. The aircraft crashed at Klein-Mimmelage, Germany 1 KIA MACR 1438.
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 | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine | 55th Fighter Group
Wingman 38th FS 55th FG.
KIA on 4th mission Nov. 14, 1943 near Klein-Minnelag, Germany.
P-38H s/n42-67059 MACR #1438
Best friend of Col Bud Anderson 357th FG ace........
13 November 1943
This mission is composed of two fighter elements. The first element is a force of 45 P-38s from 55FG despatched to escort the B-17 formations attacking at Bremen, Germany. 7 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 4KIA 3POW. 2 are Damaged Beyond Repair (DBR)...
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)
||Klein Mimmelage, 49637 Menslage, Germany
||13 November 1943
Shot down by enemy fighters near Klein-Mimmelage, Germany while on a mission to escort B-17s attacking at Bremen, Germany.