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



  • 55th Fighter Group

    55th Fighter 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...

  • 38th Fighter Squadron


  • Mark Shipman

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Fighter pilot
    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: DFC (3OLC), SS, WWI Victory, EAME.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:34 AAM AAM ingest

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