FRE 146


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Captain Mark K. Shipman of the 55th Fighter Group, sits astride P-38 Lightning named "Texas Ranger" at Nuthampstead air base. Passed for publication 20 October 1943. Printed caption attached to print: 'Photo shows: Capt. Mark K. Shipman, of Fresno, Cal.: on his Lightning P-38 at an air station in Britain. Capt. Shipman, who holds the Air Medal with two clusters and the D.F.C. with three clusters, has two enemy aircraft to his credit while serving in North Africa. And. October 1943. PN.'


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Lieutenant-Colonel Mark K. Shipman of the 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group, beside a P-38 Lightning.
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 12th Replacement Control Depot 14th Fighter Group 55th Fighter Group 38th Fighter Squadron Headquarters (55th Fighter Group)
  • Service Numbers: 19056952 / O-431166
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot


A P-38 Lightning (CG-J, serial number 42-67074) nicknamed "The Texas Ranger" of the 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '38th FS, 55th FG, 8th Air Force.'
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Nicknames: Texas Ranger
  • Unit: 55th Fighter Group 38th Fighter Squadron



Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:23:36

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection