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.
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...
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...
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...
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...
|Failed to Return (FTR) Over Water (OW)
||7946 Wanneperveen, Netherlands
||29 November 1943
Aircraft damaged by German fighters and abandoned near Wanneperveen, Holland.