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42-5564

P-61 Black Widow

Assigned to 422NFS, 9AF USAAF. Written of after forced landing 26-Dec-44.

P-61A-5-NO 42-5564 425th NFS, XIX Tactical Air Command, 9h AF) shot down SE of Luxembourg by Ju88G-6 flown by Ofw Alfred Siewert of NJG 6/11 Dec 24, 1944. No MACR. Both crew bailed out and evaded capture.
88G-6 Werk # 621422 "2Z + DM"

Service

Places

  • Scorton

    Military site : airfield
    Opened in 1939 as a grass airfield satellite to RAF Catterick, Scorton was initially a day-fighter and then night-fighter base. Developed in 1941 to full station status, it eventually had three concrete runways, a concrete perimeter taxiway plus...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Scorton, Richmond DL10 6DN, UK 31 May 1944

Assigned to 422NFS, 9AF USAAF.

Crashed 58400 La Marche, France 26 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) mission SW of Marche France, hit by return fire from Ju87 deadstick landing by pilot Lt Robert Danielson. R/O F/O Joseph Faila wounded, baled out. 2 x RTD.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2021 10:41:15 Snautzer Changes to description
Sources

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/p-61-black-widow.41796/page-18#pos...

Date Contributor Update
09 July 2021 10:40:01 Snautzer Changes to markings
Sources

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/p-61-black-widow.41796/page-18#pos...

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2018 17:06:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
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Northrop's Night Hunter: The P-61 Black Widow By Jeff Kolln

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