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First pictures of the P-61 Black Widow, night fighter of the 9th AF, in flight over France. Use of these twin tailed twin motored high performance night fighters in the European Theatre of Operations was recently revealed after they had proved themselves in combat. They are being used for night patrols by the 9th AF defence command, commanded by Brig Gen Ned Schramm.

- P-61A's 42-5536 'Husslin' Hussey', 42-5564 'Jukin' Judy' and 42-5573 'Lovely Lady' of 422nd Night Fighter Squadron, 9AF.

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Aircraft

  • 42-5564 'Jukin' Judy'

    P-61 Black Widow
    Assigned to 422NFS, 9AF USAAF. Written of after forced landing 26-Dec-44. ...

  • 42-5573 'Lovely Lady'

    P-61 Black Widow
    Assigned to 422NFS, 9AF USAAF. Credited 3 x kills. Hit several times by flak on mission to Rhine river, with intercom knocked out and A/C afire R/O 1Lt John U Morris baled out. Pilot 1Lt Eugene D Axtell was unaware that R/O had exited and returned...

  • 42-5536 ''Husslin' Hussey''

    P-61 Black Widow
    Assigned to 422NFS, 9AF USAAF.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2018 16:39:46 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/38859801

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