IWM catalogue record
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Pilot and ground crew of P-38J Lightning (serial number 42-68176), named by the crew "Sky Cowboy". Pilot of the aircraft was First Lieutenant Walker L. Whiteside, Crew Chief was Staff Sergeant Harry G. Keife and Armorer was Corporal James J. Wentworth. They were all part of the 77th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group, based at Kings Cliffe air base.
In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...
Military | Staff Sergeant
Military | Corporal | Armament
Military | Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
Killed in Action (KIA) crashed near Hennickendorf in P-51 #44-13792 on 6 Aug 1944.
AM w/ 3 Oak Leaf Cluster, DFC w/ Oak Leaf Cluster
1 Me109, 1/2 Me210, 4 unidentified
Military site : airfield
Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...