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42-104308

P-38 Lightning

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) France in with 2Lt Emery K Ryan, crashed near Marcelcave, France 17-Jun-44 Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 6244 / MACR 6608

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 79th Fighter Squadron

People

  • Robert Meyer

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Squadron CO. 3 x FW190, 1/2 x He115, 1 x Me410, 2 x Me109. Awards: SS, DFC (OLC), AM (12OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Emery Ryan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Marcelcave in P-38 #42104308 on 17 Jun 1944.

Places

  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Kings Cliffe, UK 1944 – 17 June 1944

Assigned to 79FS, 20FG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Marcelcave, France 17 June 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) France in with 2Lt Emery K Ryan, crashed near Marcelcave, France 17-Jun-44 KIA MACR 6244 / MACR 6608

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2021 16:13:14 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, person associations and media associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 April 2021 16:06:00 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
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http://www.littlefriends.co.uk/search/
https://www.fold3.com/image/28992886

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

MACR 6608 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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