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P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 393FS, 367FG, 9AF USAAF.




  • Laurence Blumer

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 357th Fighter Group
    Five German Luftwaffe airplanes during World War II were shot down in less than 15 minutes by one pilot who was born and raised in North Dakota. Because of this, Larry "Scrappy" Blumer earned the title Fastest Ace in the West. For his actions during...


  • Stoney Cross

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a secret, emergency airfield, Stoney Cross was developed during 1942-43 as an advance base for both fighters and bombers. Occupied by the RAF from January 1943, before construction was complete, the station had eventually three concrete...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA 1944

Built at Lockheed.

Delivered California, USA 1944

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst SO43, UK 1944

Assigned to 393FS, 367FG, 9AF USAAF.

Combat damage France 3 May 1944

Hit by flak on mission, belly landed on return.

Crashed Stoney Cross, Lyndhurst SO43, UK 3 May 1944

Crashed Belly Landing Stoney Cross/Sta 452 Cat 3 damage Capt Laurence E Blumer, 3-May-44.

P-38J 42-104200 - 393FS 367FG 9AF.


Date Contributor Update
27 November 2016 17:53:27 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations