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42-68127

P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Wittstoch, Germany
hit by flak near Dokkum, Holland 21-Jun-44 Lt Malcolm G Armstrong baled out POW. MACR 5942.

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. ...

  • 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...

  • 338th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Malcolm Armstrong

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Wittstoch, Germany hit by flak near Dokkum, Holland in P-38J 42-68127 21-Jun-44 Lt Malcolm G Armstrong baled out POW. MACR 5942. ...

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 at Lockheed.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Wormingford, Colchester CO6, UK 1944

Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Dokkum, Netherlands 21 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort Wittstoch, Germany
hit by flak near Dokkum, Holland 21-Jun-44 Lt Malcolm G Armstrong baled out POW. MACR 5942.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
25 July 2016 19:07:09 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-68127
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmpilot.asp?Pilot=Armstrong%2C+M...
https://www.fold3.com/image/28645048

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

MACR 5942 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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