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Capt. Earl R Fryer, 38th Fighter Squadron. P-51D 44-13804 CG-Z “Spunktown”. Named for his hometown, Boyertown, PA (known then as Spunktown) This a/c was shared with Lt. Kenneth I Crawford who named it “Arabel” which was painted on the right side in similar style. Capt Fryer was killed in action whilst flying this a/c 8 November 1944. Lt. Crawford had previously been KIA on 11 September 1944 whilst flying Lt. Clifton’s 44-13723 CG-T “One Musthang”.

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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...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Earl Fryer

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot
    Assigned to 544FS, 478FG USAAF. Transferred to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Merseburg in P-51D 'Spunktown' 44-13804, hit by flak in coolant system, strafing a train between Osnabrook and Hannover, heading for base with a...

Aircraft

  • 44-13804 'Spunktown' 'Arabel'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Merseburg, hit by flak in coolant system, strafing a train between Osnabrook and Hannover, heading for base with a failing engine, abandoned A/C near Hilversum, 8-Nov-44. Capt Earl R...

Locations

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2016 23:28:06 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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