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42-67194

P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) target support mission to Kiel.
Hit by Naval flak. Crashed into North Sea in P-38J 42-67194. Killed in Action (KIA). 5-Jan-44. MACR 1969.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 55th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Arthur Altman

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine | 20th Fighter Group
    Wingman 55th FS, 20th FG 6:00 combat hours. MIA Jan. 5, 1944 near Wangerooge Island, Germany. Last seen going into clouds with engine smoking. P-38J s/n 42-67194 MACR 1969.

Places

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA 1943

Built at Lockheed.

Delivered California, USA 1943

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wittering, Peterborough PE8, UK 1943

Assigned to 55FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Off Wangerooge, Germany 5 January 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) target support mission to Kiel.
Hit by Naval flak. Crashed into North Sea in P-38J 42-67194. Killed in Action (KIA). 5-Jan-44. MACR 1969.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2016 19:53:44 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-67194&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-67194&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28705990

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

MACR 1969 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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