43-28341 Peoria Pulverizer Texas Longhorn Scat III

Object Number - UPL 33314 - P-38J Lightning serial number 43-28341, coded CG-O of 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group. Initially named "Peoria Pulverizer" by pilot Capt....

Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) fighter sweep Melun - Dijon 10-Aug-44 Crashed into Epernay Forest Lt James E Fleming Jr KIA MACR 7622

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 479th Fighter Group 434th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-384197
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 38th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-740219
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 357th Fighter Group 361st Fighter Group 55th Fighter Group 38th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-431968
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer
Major General W E Lynd awards the Distinguished Service Medal to Major Robin Olds of the 479th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Medals + trophies- 2nd Lt Robin Olds. Presentation, Distinguished Service Medal to 2nd Lt Robin Olds for Maj Gen Robert Olds by Maj Gen WE Lynd.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 479th Fighter Group 434th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-26046
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Bures / RAF Wormingford / RFC Wormingford / USAAF Station 159 / Wormingford Landing Ground

Events

Event Location Date Description

Crashed

Failed to Return (FTR)

Forest de Epernay, France 1944-08-10 Failed to Return (FTR) 10-Aug-44 Lt James E Fleming Jr KIA MACR 7622

Manufactured

Burbank, CA, USA Built at Lockheed.

Assigned

Wormingford, Colchester CO6 3SD, UK Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Assigned

Wattisham, Ipswich IP7 7JY, UK Transferred to 434FS, 479FG, 8AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:20
ContributorAAM
Sources

MACR 7622 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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