P-38H-5-LO 42-67073 was assigned to the 55FG/338FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 13-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT Lynn R. Goetzman, was despatched along with other P-38s from 55FG to provide escort to B-17 bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The aircraft was attacked by German fighters near Delmenhorst, Germany. 1LT was able to bale out and was captured as a Prisoner of War (POW). The aircraft crached near Delmenhorst, Gremany. 1POW MACR 1266.
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 | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
On 13-Nov-43 as the pilot of P-38H 42-67073, 55FG/338FS he was last seen near Delmenhorst, Germany. His aircraft was attacked and shot down by German fighters but he was able to bale out anad was captured as a Prisoner of War (POW). The aircraft...
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)
||13 November 1943
Shot down by German fighters near Delmenhorst, Germany. Pilot baled out and was captured.