Mark Kauffman Shipman

Military
Lieutenant-Colonel Mark K. Shipman of the 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group, beside a P-38 Lightning.

Object Number - FRE 155 - Lieutenant-Colonel Mark K. Shipman of the 38th Fighter Squadron, 55th Fighter Group, beside a P-38 Lightning.

Flew 53 prior P-38 missions in North Africa with the 14th Fighter Group. Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. Flew 46 missions. Transferred to 12th RCD.

Awards: SS, DFC (3OLC), WWI Victory, EAME.

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Units served with

Airmen of the 14th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force work on a P-38 Lightning in Gibraltar. Image stamped on reverse: 'Not to be published 26 Nov 1942'[stamp], '235287.'[censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'AFNA-ZEI-42-1745, Nov 10 42. US fighter plane on air-drome somewhere in Mediterranian theater of war'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Fighter

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Nicknames: Skylark IV
  • Unit: 1st Fighter Group 55th Fighter Group 27th Fighter Squadron 38th Fighter Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: P-38 Lightning
  • Nicknames: Skylark V
  • Unit: 496th Fighter Training Group 55th Fighter Group 38th Fighter Squadron 554th Fighter Training Squadron

Places

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

Events

Event Location Date Description

Born

Fresno County, CA, USA 1920-06-23 Son of Waldo and Sarah Maude [Kauffman] Shipman.

Enlisted

3601 S Gaffey St, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA 1941-04-29 Fort MacArthur San Pedro, California

Based

Wormingford Assigned to 38FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Based

Wormingford Transferred to HQ Sqn, 55FG, 8AF USAAF.

Other

E/A Destroyed [1.5]

26556 Westerholt, Germany 1943-11-05 1 1/2 Me-109 destroyed (air).

Other

E/A Probable [.5]

Winterswijk, Netherlands 1943-11-05 1/2 Me-109 probable (air)

Other

E/A Damaged

25704 Meldorf, Germany 1944-01-05 Me-109 damaged (air).

Other

E/A Probable

Venlo, Netherlands 1944-01-31 Me-109 probable (air).

Other

E/A Damaged

Augsburg, Germany 1944-02-25 Me-410 damaged (air).

Died

Newberg, OR 1920-12-04

Revisions

Date3 May 2019 14:32:39
Sources

Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list

Date27 Sep 2014 18:19:39
ContributorAAM
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / WWW.55th.org roster

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