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P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 428FS, 474FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing/strafing mission to Liege vectored onto parked up tank column in St Vith and hit by 88mm flak burst which took out the port engine, successfully feathered, starboard engine noted to be streaming oil and coolant. Shortly after the pilot 2Lt Adrian V Knox stated he was baling out, canopy came off, no sign of chute deploying. Killed in Action (KIA). 23-Dec-44. MACR 11413.

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  • Adrian Knox

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 474th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 428FS, 474FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing/strafing mission to Liege vectored onto parked up tank column in St Vith and hit by 88mm flak burst which took out the port engine, successfully feathered, starboard engine noted...

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  • Warmwell

    Military site : airfield
    Originally named Woodsford, the station opened as a grass airfield Armament Practice Camp in 1937. Subject to a change of name in 1938, to avoid confusion with the Avro factory airfield of Woodford, RAF Warmwell was used as a training, fighter and ASR...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA 1944

Built at Lockheed.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Warmwell, Dorchester DT2, UK 1944

Assigned to 428FS, 474FG, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed St Vith, Belgium 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) dive bombing/strafing mission to Liege vectored onto parked up tank column in St Vith and hit by 88mm flak burst which took out the port engine, successfully feathered, starboard engine noted to be streaming oil and coolant. Shortly after the pilot 2Lt Adrian V Knox stated he was baling out, canopy came off, no sign of chute deploying. KIA. 23-Dec-44. MACR 11413.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 January 2017 16:42:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/30328633
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 11413 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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