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42-67418

P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 554FTS, 496FTG, 8AF USAAF. A/C abandoned River Humber Nr Sunk Island 28-Apr-44. Cat 5 damage. Pilot 1st Lt Earl R Fryer baled out, OK.

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  • Earl Fryer

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 496th Fighter Training Group
    Assigned to 544FS, 478FG USAAF. Transferred to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) escort to Merseburg in P-51D 'Spunktown' 44-13804, hit by flak in coolant system, strafing a train between Osnabrook and Hannover, heading for base with a...

Places

  • Goxhill

    Military site : airfield
    Goxhill opened in June 1941 as an RAF Bomber Command airfield, before being handed over to RAF Fighter Command in December. The Eighth Air Force took ownership in August 1942, and used the airfield, which they quickly dubbed 'Goat Hill' for operational...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Humber River Nr Sunk Island 28 April 1944

A/C abandoned River Humber Nr Sunk Island 28-Apr-44. Cat 5 damage. Pilot 1st Lt Earl R Fryer baled out, OK.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2016 22:07:05 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
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http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search.php?searchString=42-67418&Submit=S...
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-67418&Submit4=Go
http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=108288

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