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Lester E Jaklich

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) crashed at Fere Champenoise in P-51 #4413888

Service

Units served with

  • 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

Aircraft

Associated Place

  • 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
Born
Killed in Action (KIA) France 10 August 1944
Died 10 August 1944
Buried Epinal American Cemetery and Memorial

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2018 12:41:12 Lucy May Changes to service number, highest rank, role and place associations
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list
http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:18:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 7771 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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