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P-38 Lightning



  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter 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


  • James Morris

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1056 twin engine | 20th Fighter Group
    James Morris was born in Columbus, Ohio in 1920. He enlisted in the Air Corps in 1942 and flew 72 missions with the 77th FS 20th FG (7.33 victories). He was shot down by a ME-410 near Leipzig, Germany on 7 July 44 in P-38J s/n #43-28397 and was...

  • Barton Russell

    Military | Colonel | Fighter Pilot 1056 multi-engine. Group Commander | 20th Fighter Group
    20th FG Commanding Officer Jan 17, 143 to March 2, 1944. Served with the 20th FG from 1937 thru 1943. 11 Combat missions 1/2 FW-190 destroyed air. CO 51st FIW 1953-55 1/2 kill (ME109)


  • 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...


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20 May 2017 01:53:44 fugari Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations

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