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P-38 Lightning



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 9th Air Force
  • 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...

  • 474th Fighter Group
  • 79th Fighter Squadron


  • Merle Nichols

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter Pilot-1055 Squadron Commander | 20th Fighter Group
    3 air kills


  • 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) France 6 July 1944


Date Contributor Update
17 November 2020 01:14:45 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:00 AAM AAM ingest

MACR 6654 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database