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42-5544

P-61 Black Widow

Assigned to 422NFS, IX Air Support Command, 9AF USAAF.

w/o in landing accident at Kassel, Germany Jun 5, 1945. Condemned salvage no battle damage Jun 5, 1945

Service

People

  • Paul Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    Smith, along with his Radio Operator, Robert E Tierney became the first US Night fighter aces of the Second World War on 26 December 1944.

  • Robert Tierney

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radio Operator
    Tierney, along with his Pilot, Paul A Smith became the first US night fighter aces of the Second World War on 26 December 1944.

Places

  • Charmy Down

    Military site : airfield
    Charmy Down was built for the RAF in 1940, and used by the Ninth Air Force from 1943 - initially as a maintenance and servicing airfield, then as a base for operating A-20 Havoc night fighters of the 422nd, 423rd and 425th Night Fighter Squadrons 1944...

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 May 2022 11:05:14 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
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Date Contributor Update
14 March 2021 12:10:15 Snautzer Changes to description
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Date Contributor Update
25 November 2020 22:03:43 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, description, unit associations and place associations
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Date Contributor Update
12 May 2018 15:49:54 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
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Date Contributor Update
12 May 2018 15:40:25 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, unit associations and place associations
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