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Lyman Middleditch

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 57th Fighter Group

    57th Fighter Group

    Group
    The group was first activated as the 57th Pursuit Group in January 1941, flying P-40 Warhawks as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later assigned to the I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York.[3] It trained in New England and...

  • 64th Fighter Squadron

    64th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Formed as a P-40 Warhawk pursuit squadron in January 1941 as part of the Army Air Corps Northeast Defense Sector (later I Fighter Command) at Mitchel Field, New York. Trained in New England and provided air defense of the northeast after the Japanese...

Associated Place

Events

Event Location Date
Born New York, NY, USA 9 April 1915
Lived in Monmouth County, NJ, USA 1940
Enlisted Trenton, NJ, USA 27 December 1940
Three Aerial Victories El Dabaa, Qesm Ad Dabaah, Matrouh Governorate, Egypt 27 October 1942

Became the first USAAF pilot in the ETO/MTO to score three victories in one mission by downing three Bf109's. He was also the first ace in the 9th Air Force

Died Green Valley, AZ, USA 3 April 1989

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2016 01:10:44 466thHistorian Created entry with surname, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, events, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

http://57thfightergroup.org/pictures/64/1.html
http://death-records.mooseroots.com/l/147757915/Lyman-Middleditch
http://www.ww2enlistment.org/index.php?page=directory&rec=466280

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