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338th Fighter Squadron

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  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

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Stations

Station Location Date
Based Wormingford

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People

  • Elmer Adams

    Military | Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

  • Ermine Adams

    Military | Private First Class | 55th Fighter Group

  • Richard Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

  • Richard Adams

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

  • William Agnew

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 70+ combat missions. Credited 1 probable. Killed in Mid Air Collision in P-51D 44-15598 2 miles SW Kaufbuern/ R-70. 5-Aug-45. KIA. Awards: DFC, AM (6 OLC), PH.

  • Michael Alba

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 339th Fighter Group
    Born in Pasadena, California, Michael Alba grew up in Simi Valley where his family worked in the orchards. He was a 1937 teammate of future baseball star Jackie Robinson at the Pasadena City College, practicing on Catalina Island with the Cubs team....

  • Thaddeus Alexander

    Military | Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

  • Ethan Allen

    Military | Private | 55th Fighter Group

  • Walter Allison

    Military | Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

  • Donald Alway

    Military | First Lieutenant | 55th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-104280

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-66724 Miss Margaret

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-1-LO 42-66724 was assigned to 55FG/338 FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 13-Nov-43 the airfcraft, piloted by 2LT Robert N. Jensen, was despatched with others of the 55FG to provide escort to B-17s attacking at Bremen, Germany. On the penetration his...

  • 42-66727

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-66727 was assigned to the 55FG/338FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 13-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT William W. Shank, was despatched along with other of the 55Fg to provide escort to B-17 formations attacking at Bremen, Germany. His...

  • 42-66732

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-66732 was assigned to the 55FG/338FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 13-No-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT William C. Florentine, Jr. was despatched along with other P-38s from the 55FG to escort B-17 bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The...

  • 42-67021

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67047

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67048

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67049

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-67049 was assigned to the 55FG/338FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 13-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT Charles E. Beall, was despatched with oterh P-38s from 55 FG to escort bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The aircaraft was attacked by...

  • 42-67069

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-67069 was assigned to the 55FG/338FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 29-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT Fleming W. Suiter, was despatched with other P-38s from 55FG to provide escort to bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. When the flight...

  • 42-67073

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-67073 was assigned to the 55FG/338FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 13-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 1LT Lynn R. Goetzman, was despatched along with other P-38s from 55FG to provide escort to B-17 bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:14:19 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:48 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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