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Lymington

Military site : airfield

Used by US units including the 50th Fighter Group. The present-day private grass airstrip is to the north of the Second World War airfield site.

Service

Units

People

  • Donald Angell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | fighter pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    DONALD A. ANGELL, Sr. 86, of The Villages, Florida passed away on January 18, 2008. He had been a resident of the Palm Beach Gardens area since 1968 after retiring from the US Air Force as a Major. He had resided at The Villages since September 2003....

  • Forrest Chilton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Forrest Spencer Chilton III was born on December 1, 1921 in Syracuse, New York. Forrest's spent his early life with grandparents in Brooklyn, NY before his family moved to Pompton Plains, New Jersey. He attended Butler High School in Butler, NJ,...

  • Rex David

    Military | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Rex David served as a pilot with the 81st Fighter Squadron of the 50th Fighter Group from Lymington, England in 1944. One of the aircraft he flew was P-47 42-25744, which he nicknamed 'The Galveston Gal'.

  • William Fleming

    Military | Captain | Fighter pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Capt. William R. Fleming served with the 10th Fighter Squadron, flying Thunderbolts from Lymington (Stn 551). He was born on the 8th of August 1921 to William Richard Fleming senior and his wife Elizabeth (née Early). To differentiate father and son...

  • Edwin Johnston

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    2nd Lt Edwin R. Johnston was a pilot of the 10th Fighter Squadron, flying Thunderbolts in the ETO. He was born on the 13th of August 1919 in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of Mark Graham Johnston and his wife Jessie (née Coogler) who were married in...

Aircraft

  • 42-8675

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 351FS, 353FG 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 10FS, 50FG, 9AF. Failed to Return from a strafing mission to St Denis le Gast, France, A/C forced down unseen, when formation broke up to avoid eight strafing P-47's...

  • 42-76369

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • N4759

    Oxford
    Airspeed Oxford N4759, assigned to 24th Mobile Reclamation and Repair Squadron, 312th Service Group, 9AF USAAF. ...

  • 42-25744 The Galveston Gal

    P-47 Thunderbolt

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:02:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Barry Anderson, Army Air Forces Stations (Alabama, 1985) / Chris Ashworth, Action Stations 5: Military Airfields of the South-West (Cambridge, 1982)

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