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42-104067

P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 1Lt Irwin Fernandes 77th FS.
When lost was flown by 2Lt Walter Perra 77th FS.

Service

Units

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 77th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Walter Perra

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot-1056 Twin Engine | 20th Fighter Group
    Shot down and KIA by flak on June 15, 1944 while strafing near Les Corves, France in P-38J s/n 42-104067 ''Little Bug''. Not identified until 11 Nov 1944 when the mayor of Vernonillet gave the ID number and name of the plane to a group of 11 American...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 15 June 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 May 2017 04:24:23 fugari Changes to nicknames, markings and description
Sources

JCook Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

MACR 5734 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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