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.
Units served with
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...
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...
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.
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...
|Killed in Action (KIA)
||11 November 1943
Killed when his aircraft crashed near Veenendaal, Holland while on a bomber escort mission
||12 November 1943
Buried by the Germans in the Cemetery of Ede, Holland. Exact garve location in cemetery not determined.