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42-67296

P-38 Lightning

Philip Manning's P-38 Serial 42-67296 was hit by Flak and was seen to dive towards the city of Nancy where it crashed in the Rue Provençal, in the Bonsecours neighborhood. Manning was killed instantly and a woman who had been wounded in the crash died a few days later in a local clinic. Missing Air Crew Report - MACR 8118.

Service

Units

  • 479th Fighter Group

    479th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 479th was the last Fighter Group to join the Eighth Air Force, which they did on 14 May 1944. Known as "Riddle's Raiders", after their first Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Kyle L. Riddle, the Group flew escort and fighter sweep missions before D-Day....

  • 434th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Philip Manning

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 479th Fighter Group
    Philip Manning was born in 1924. According to the data in the 1940 US Census, his father, Melvin J. Manning, was a butcher by trade and had a shop in Dallas. His son Philip was an errand boy for a grocery store in the same city and he graduated from...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Nancy, France 18 August 1944

Hit by Flak; crashed in the city of Nancy, France. Pilot Philip Manning killed.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2015 11:10:48 ED-BB Changes to place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 8118

Date Contributor Update
04 October 2015 11:06:28 ED-BB Changes to description, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

MACR 8118

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 8118 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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