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49th Fighter Squadron

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  • 14th Fighter Group

    14th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 14th Fighter Group (USAAF) was a P-38 Lightning Group that fought in Tunisia and the Italian campaign, as well as providing bomber escorts for attacks across southern Europe. ...

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People

  • Harry Adams

    Military | Private First Class | Radio operator | 14th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 49FS, 14FG. Passenger aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died of Wounds (DOW) 26-Aug-42. Awards: PH.

  • Jonathan Akers

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 14th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 49FS, 14FG. Passenger aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

  • Robert Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 14th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 49FS, 14FG, 8AF USAAF. Passenger aboard C-47 41-7803 crashed at Moel y Gaer mountain 23-Aug-42. Died Non Battle (DNB). Awards: PH.

  • George Baird

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 14th Fighter Group

  • Edwin Baquet

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 14th Fighter Group
    Ed Baquet was born on May 5, 1922, in Unionville, Missouri. He enlisted in the Oregon National Guard on June 12, 1939, serving until February 27, 1940. Baquet later enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve on August 28, 1942, and entered the Aviation Cadet...

  • Wallace Bland

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 14th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 49FS, 14FG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing/bombing mission to Sicily, Italy in P-38G 43-2389 hit by flak with port engine smoking and losing power, lost control of A/C and baled out, chute...

  • Bruce Campbell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 14th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 83FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 49FS, 14FG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Sicily in P-38G 42-12987. Mid air collision whilst weaving with formation. Baled out. Prisoner of War(POW). 18-Jun-43. MACR 308. ...

  • Robert Carlton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 14th Fighter Group
    5 Sept 1942 P-38F-1-LO 41-7659 was involved in weather and ice problems. Plane buffeting was severe. Was able to land, but he suffered injuries.

  • Wayne Chavis

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter pilot | 14th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 84FS, 78FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 49FS, 14FG, 12AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) 11-May-43 enemy action in P-38. Last seen upside down with left engine on fire. Not seen to crash. 15-20 mile SW of Marsala. MACR 16283. Awards: AM, PH.

  • Jasper Durham

    Military | Major | Pilot; executive officer | 14th Fighter Group
    28 July 1942, P-38-1-LO 41-7680 started take-off at Valley. Bump in runway forced a/c onto nose wheel which then collapsed. A/c slid off runway and caught fire. Dunham escaped injury.

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Aircraft

  • 42-104107 Jewboy

    P-38 Lightning

  • 41-7677

    P-38 Lightning
    Flown by 2nd Lt Robert F. Elliott on a gunnery practice training flight 27 September 1942. Made forced landing on North Wales beach in surf off Llanbedr Sep 13, 1942 due to fuel exhaustion. Walked away unhurt. Plane was disarmed and only partially...

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia

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