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Lewis R. Blakeney


WWII SWP 44th FS 18th FG P-38 Lightning 72 missions
WWII ETO 428th FS 474th FG P-38 Lightning 23 missions
Korean War 334th FIS 4th FIW F-86E Sabre Jet 47 missions 1 MIG-15 kill
Show down by flak Vielsalm, Belgium Dec. 27, 1944 while flying P-38J s/n 42-67653 POW.
MACR #11469
Col. USAF retired


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Born Memphis, TN, USA 12 December 1921
Lived in Ramsey County, MN, USA March 1942
Enlisted Minneapolis, MN, USA 30 March 1942
Shot down Vielsalm, Belgium 27 December 1944
Died North Branch, MN, USA 19 October 2011


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04 May 2017 19:00:23 Lucy May Changes to biography, events, place associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
02 May 2017 23:05:45 fugari Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, unit associations and media associations

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