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Dolor A Martin

Military

Killed in Action (KIA) 11 November 1943 in P-47D 42-8668 356FG/360FS. 2LT Martin's aircraft was last seen in the vicinity of Arnhem, Holland, while on a mission to escort B-17s attacking at Munster, Germany. He left the formation to return to Base because his aircraft was having mechinical problems. It is believed he was suffering from lack of oxygen. He and the aircraft crashed near Veenendaal, Holland. He was buried by the German in the cemetery of Ede, Holland.

Service

Units served with

  • 356th Fighter Group

    356th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 356th Fighter Group flew 413 missions between 15 October 1943 and 7 May 1945 and suffered the highest ratio of losses to enemy aircraft claims of any Eighth Air Force Group. This gave the Group the reputation of being the 'hard luck' outfit. The...

  • 360th Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-8668 Stewpot

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    P-47D-5-RE 42-8668 was assigned to the 356FG/360FS at Martlesham, UK. On 11-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT Dolor A. Martin, was despatched with others from 356FG to provide escort to B-17 bombers attacking at Munster, Germany. During aerial combat...

Missions

  • VIII Fighter Command FO-177 BOMBER ESCORT

    11 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements. The first element is a force of 59 P-38 combined from 55FG and 20FG/79FS despatched to provide escort for the bomber formations attacking at Munster. ...

Associated Place

  • Martlesham Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1917 as home to the RFC Aeroplane Experimental Unit, Martlesham Heath became well known during the 1920s-30s as home to the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment. Used as an RAF fighter station from 1939, with only a grass airfield...

Events

Event Location Date
Killed in Action (KIA) Veenendaal, Netherlands 11 November 1943

Killed when his aircraft crashed near Veenendaal, Holland while on a bomber escort mission

Buried Ede, Netherlands 12 November 1943

Buried by the Germans in the Cemetery of Ede, Holland. Exact garve location in cemetery not determined.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 July 2015 21:09:10 Lee8thbuff Changes to biography, events, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Lee Cunningham 13-Jul-2015. Made connections to Place and Mission within existing website data; Added KIA event per MACR 1450. Added Summary Biography based on "Losses of the 8ht & 9th AIr Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:07:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

356th FG Assoc data, MACR 1450, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. I p.365-6 / Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Roster from ESCORT The 356th Fighter Group Over Europe 1943-1945 by Kent D. Miller / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

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