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42-67222

P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG,AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission to Troyes. Shot down by Fw190 of 3/JG2, A/C abandoned, crashed near Rambouillet. 25-May-44. Pilot 2nd Lt Vaud V Ames. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5272.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 364th Fighter Group

    364th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 364th Fighter Group flew 342 missions in P-38 Lightnings and P-51 Mustangs from Honington, Suffolk. The missions ranged from escorting bombers and dive-bombing and strafing targets to area patrol missions across a swathe of land that took in France...

  • 383rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Vaud Ames

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 383FS, 364FG,AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission to Troyes. Shot down by Fw190 of 3/JG2, abandoned P-38J 42-67222. A/C Crashed near Ramboulet. 25-May-44. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5272.

Places

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA 1944

Built at Lockheed.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds IP31, UK 1944

Assigned to 383FS, 364FG,AF USAAF.

Crashed 78120 Rambouillet, France 25 May 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort mission to Troyes. Shot down by Fw190 of 3/JG2, A/C abandoned, crashed near Rambouillet. 25-May-44. Pilot 2nd Lt Vaud V Ames. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 5272.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 July 2016 18:38:56 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-67222
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=5272
https://www.fold3.com/image/28625531/?terms=42-67222

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

MACR 5272 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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