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43-28713

P-38 Lightning

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 343rd Fighter Squadron

People

  • Claire Porter

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Claire Porter served as a P-38 pilot with the 343rd Fighter Squadron of the 55th Fighter Group. On 16 June 1944, while strafing gun emplacement, his P-38 #43-28713 was hit by flak and crashed near Oisemont. Porter survived and was taken as a Prisoner...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 16 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:20 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5737 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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