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Pilot of the 20th Fighter Group stands beside P-38H Lightning serial 42-67039 of the 79th Fighter Squadron. The pilot has the rank of a Lieutenant.

The aircraft was lost in combat 7 November 1943; CAPT Herbert W. Cummin was KIA (MACR 1265).

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Pilot of the 20th Fighter Group stands beside a P-38 Lightning. The pilot has the rank of a Lieutenant.

Connections

Units

  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    Group
    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...

Locations

  • Kings Cliffe

    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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 May 2015 17:50:35 Gerry Asher Changes to caption
Sources

"1550" Lockheed construction number cross-referenced with P-38 serial database.

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:21:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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