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38th Fighter Squadron

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  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

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    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

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Based Wormingford

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  • Walter Achramowicz

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 555FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 350FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. Ended Tour of Duty (ETD). Walter Achramowicz also went on to serve in the Korean War. He retired from the US Air Force in 1964 with the...

  • Albert Albino

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) on 29-Nov-43 while pilot of P-38H 42-67051 when his aircraft was shot down at Hoogeveen, Holland. The aircraft with 2LT Albert A. Albino crashed into the railroad marshalling yards at Hoogeveen, Holland. He was originally listed...

  • Dudley Amoss

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. 59 Missions credited with 5.5 kills and 1.5 destroyed [Ground]. Failed to Return (FTR) strafing mission to Hopsten aerodrome. Hit by flak, limped towards friendly territory in Belgium, belly landed near Arnhem in P...

  • Gordon Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

  • John Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. End of War. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Millard Anderson

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot | 353rd Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 351FS, 353FG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • Samuel Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. On his second mission, Failed to Return (FTR) escort mission to Lonnewitz, engine failed, A/C P-51D 'Mah Ideel' 44-13818 abandoned Limberg, Germany 2-Mar-45 pilot 1st Lt Samuel F Anderson POW. MACR 12873.

  • Leon Andress

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 55th Fighter Group

  • Jerry Ayers

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Completed (End) Tour of Duty (ETD).

  • James Babb

    Military | Private First Class | 55th Fighter Group

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Aircraft

  • 42-104284

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-66719

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-1-LO 42-66719 was assigned to the 55FG/38FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 18-Oct-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT Hugh E. Gillette, was deaptched with 32 others on a mission to escort bombers headed for Duren, Germany. Weather conditions made it...

  • 42-67020

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-67020 was assigned to the 55FG/38FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 29-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by MAJ Milton Joel (Commanding Officer of 38FS), was despatched with other P-38s of 55FG to provide escort for bombers attacking at Bremen,...

  • 42-67033

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67046

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-67046 was assigned to the 55FG/38FS at Nuthampstead, UK. The aircraft, piloted by 2LT James M Garvin, was attacked and shot dwon by German fighters west of Oldenburg, Germany while on a mission to escort bombers attacking at Bremen,...

  • 42-67051 Spirit of Aberdeen

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-67051 was assigned to the 55FG/38FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 29-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT Albert A. Albino, was despatched with other P-38s of 55FG to escort bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The aircraft was shot down by...

  • 42-67059

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-5-LO 42-67059 was assigned to the 55FG/338FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 13-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT John A. Stacker, was despatched with others from the 55FG to provide escort to bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The filight...

  • 42-67060

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67221

    P-38 Lightning

  • 42-67301

    P-38 Lightning

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 19:48:07 Rivet09 Changes to nicknames and insignia
Sources

55th Fighter Group vs The Luftwaffe, John M. Gray, Specialty Press, 1998.

Date Contributor Update
13 March 2015 16:21:09 rossingtonj Changes to type
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Type added.

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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