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P-38H-1-LO #42-66724 "MIss Margaret"
55th FG - 338th FS
Standing Left to Right: CPL John Jones, TSGT Millard Easton, 2LT Robert N. Jensen, SGT Rueben Robinson, SGT Wayne A. Hunter right

Connections

Units

  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter Group

    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

People

  • Millard Easton

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Ground Crew Chief

  • Wayne Hunter

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ground Crew Aircraft Mechanic

  • Robert Jensen

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned to 338FS, 55FG, 8AF USAAF. On 13-Nov-43 as pilot of P-38H 42-66724, 2Lt Jensen was despatched with his FG to provide escort to B-17 bombers attacking Bremen, Germany. On the penetration his aircraft lost an engine and he had to leave the...

  • John Jones

    Military | Corporal

  • Reuben Robinson

    Military | Sergeant (Technician Fourth Grade) | Ground Crew Aircraft Mechanic

Aircraft

  • 42-66724 Miss Margaret

    P-38 Lightning
    P-38H-1-LO 42-66724 was assigned to 55FG/338 FS at Nuthampstead, UK. On 13-Nov-43 the airfcraft, piloted by 2LT Robert N. Jensen, was despatched with others of the 55FG to provide escort to B-17s attacking at Bremen, Germany. On the penetration his...

Locations

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2016 01:52:56 466thHistorian Changes to caption and person associations
Sources

http://www.station131.co.uk/55th/Site%20Frame.htm

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2016 01:41:56 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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