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Mack Dunlap Fall

Military

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Brunswick. Shot down Deventer, Holland in P-38J 42-67646 Lt Fall baled out POW. 30-Jan-44. MACR 2102.

Service

Units served with

  • 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. ...

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 79th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-67646 'Kentucky Kernel'

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Personal aircraft of Major DeLynn Anderson. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Brunswick. Shot down Devanter, Holland Lt Mack D Fall baled out POW. 30-Jan-44. MACR 2102.

  • 42-67490

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 554FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred War Weary to 552FTS, 495FTG, 8AF USAAF.

Associated Place

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Washington, USA 1916
Lived in San Mateo County, CA, USA 1940

SanMateo County, California

Enlisted Moffett Field Ops, 556 Edquiba Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA 14 January 1942
Crashed Clover Street, Langley, WA 98260, USA 20 December 1942

Taxiing Accident Clover Field, Whidby Island, WA Cat 4 damage, pilot Lt Mack D Fall, 20-Dec-42.

P-39D 41-28312 - 79FS 20FG

Assigned King's Cliffe, Peterborough PE8, UK 1943 – 30 January 1944

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 30 January 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Shot down Deventer, Netherlands 30 January 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Brunswick. Shot down Deventer, Holland in P-38J 42-67646 Lt Fall baled out POW. 30-Jan-44. MACR 2102.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 July 2016 18:42:17 Al_Skiff Changes to middlename, service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=Fall
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsn.asp?SN=42-67646&Submit6=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28715381
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbapi.asp?Pilot=Fall%2C+Mack+D
https://www.fold3.com/page/84944530_mack_d%20fall/details/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 2102 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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