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P-38J-10-LO, s/n 42-67653, coded F5-L of the 428th Fighter Squadron, 474th Fighter Group prepares for take off. This ship was shot down by flak near Joubieval, Belgium on 27 December 1944. The pilot, 2Lt. Lewis R. Blakeney, bailed out and was taken POW (MACR 11469).

IWM catalogue record

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A P-38 Lightning of the 474th Fighter Group prepares for take off.



  • Lewis Blakeney

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine
    WWII SWP 44th FS 18th FG P-38 Lightning 72 missions ...



Date Contributor Update
19 January 2018 00:06:30 eagle0025 Changes to caption, person associations and aircraft associations

Updated aircraft and loss information.

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2015 05:33:50 Geyser Changes to caption

Black square on rudder denotes 428th FS

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:20 AAM AAM ingest

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