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42-67966

P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Hamm. Shot down in melee with Bf109's Waldbröl 22-Apr-44 - Lt Clair A Penners POW. MACR 4121.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

  • 343rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • William Allen

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew seven combat missions. On 5-Sep-44, returning from an escort mission to Stuttgart, Germany, he spotted several aircraft taking off from the airport at Göppingen. His flight of four P-51s went down, and when the...

  • Clair Penners

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot Twin Engine | 55th Fighter Group
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed near Kirchhunden in P38 #4267966 on 22 Apr 44. Earlier 30 October 1943 belly tank blew off while in formation. Weather made it difficult to find a landing field. Eventually found Tollerton and ran off the runway on landing...

Places

  • Wormingford

    Military site : airfield
    Wormingford was a Royal Flying Corps/RAF anti-Zeppelin aircraft Landing Ground First World War, rebuilt for the Eighth Air Force 1942-43. It was a Ninth Air Force base from 1943-44, and home to the 362nd Fighter Group. Switching back to the Eighth Air...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA 1944

Built by Lockheed Aviation.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wormingford, Colchester, Essex CO6, UK 1944

Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Failed to Return (FTR) Waldbröl, Germany 22 April 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Hamm. Shot down in melee with Bf109's Waldbröl 22-Apr-44 - Lt Clair A Penners POW. MACR 4121.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2016 23:26:26 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-67966&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmacr.asp?MACR=4121
https://www.fold3.com/image/28646564

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 4121 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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