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John Lightwine

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 9th Air Force
  • 36th Fighter Group

    36th Fighter Group

    Group
    The Group, as the 36th Pursuit Group, were part of the defence force for the Caribbean area and the Panama Canal in 1941, flying P-39s and P-40s out of Puerto Rico. By May 1944 the 36th Fighter Group were flying their first missions out of England...

  • 53rd Fighter Squadron

Aircraft

Events

Event Location Date
Born Mart, Texas 1920
Crashed Near Essay, France 11 August 1944

Bailed out of aircraft after being hit. He landed safely but was captured and taken POW.

Prisoner of War 11 August 1944 – 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2016 14:24:13 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

New entry with details from :
- The William E Peto Collection;
- http://p-47.database.pagesperso-orange.fr/Database/42-2xxxx.htm;
- http://p47pilots.com
- http://francecrashes39-45.net
- MACR 8480 at https://www.fold3.com/image/28669046

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