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P-38 Lightning

P-38H-5-LO 42-67016 was assigned to 20FG/77FS at Kings Cliffe, UK. On 29-Nov-43 the aircraft, piloted by 2LT John S. Hascall, was despatched as a spare with other P-38 from 73FG to escort bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. The aircraft was attacked by German fighters and shot down at Wannerperveen, Holland. 1KIA MACR 1424.



  • 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


  • John Hascall

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
    On 26-Nov-43 as pilot of P-38H 42-67016, 20FG/77FS he was despatched as a spare and joing P-38s from 55FG in a mission to escort bombers attacking at Bremen, Germany. His aircraft was attacked by German fighters over Wanneperveen, Holland. He was able...


  • VIII Fighter Command FO-192

    29 November 1943
    This mission is composed of two fighter elements despatached to escort B-17 formations attacking at Bremen, Germany. The first element is a force of 38 P-38s (includes some from 20FG/77FS) from 55FG. 7 aircraft Failed to Return (FTR) 5KIA 2POW. The...


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW) 7946 Wanneperveen, Netherlands 29 November 1943

Aircraft damaged by German fighters and abandoned near Wanneperveen, Holland.


Date Contributor Update
16 July 2015 21:38:13 Lee8thbuff Changes to description, events, place associations and mission associations

Lee Cunnigham 16-Jul-2015. Made connections to Place and Mission within existing website data; Added FTR event per MACR 1424; Added Description based on "Losses of the 8th & 9th AIr Forces", Stan Bishop & John A. Hey MBE.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:59 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 1424 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database