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P-38 Lightning



  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    The 55th Fighter Group were the first P-38 Lightning Group to go fully operational from England. The pilots flew long-range escort missions for bombers flying over occupied Europe and racked up 'kills' of their own by destroying enemy aircraft in...

  • 338th Fighter Squadron


  • Robert Brown

    Military | Major | Fighter pilot | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. While engaged in dog fight over Germany on 22-Dec-43, P-38 42-67047 'Saldora' was damaged and crash landed in Holland. Prisoner of War (POW) Stalag Luft I for 18 months. While in prison camp, played saxophone in jazz...

  • Robert Buttke

    Military | Captain | Fighter Pilot 1056 twin engine | 55th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 343FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Credited 5.5 kills, 2 x damaged. Ended 2 x Tour of Duty (ETD). Awards: DFC (2OLC), AM (6OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 22 December 1943


Date Contributor Update
12 November 2021 11:44:34 Snautzer Changes to markings

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

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