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Carentan

Military site : airfield

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Service

Units

  • 50th Fighter Group

    50th Fighter Group

    Group
    Before the build-up to D-Day, the group were based in the United States as part of the Fighter School Command and the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics. In spring 1944 though, like so many other fighter and bomb groups, the 50th Fighter Group...

People

  • Donald Angell

    Military | Second Lieutenant | fighter pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    DONALD A. ANGELL, Sr. 86, of The Villages, Florida passed away on January 18, 2008. He had been a resident of the Palm Beach Gardens area since 1968 after retiring from the US Air Force as a Major. He had resided at The Villages since September 2003....

  • Donald Erickson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 367th Fighter Group
    Killed in action on a fighter sweep over Tours on 31 July 1944 in P-38 42-67909. A faulty fuse caused the bomb to explode when Erickson attempted to release it to attack a gas truck, causing the aircraft to set alight. Erickson baled out of the...

  • Milton Jaeger

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 367th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 392FS, 367FG, 9AF USAAF. Killed in action on 14-Aug-44 in P-38 Lightning 44-23503 during a fighter sweep north of Paris. Jaeger observed a group of trucks but misjudged his dive to investigate and struck the trees causing his aircraft to...

Aircraft

  • 42-25904 Lethal Liz II

    P-47 Thunderbolt

  • 43-6658 'Sweet 'N' Hot'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 486FS, 352FG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 463SerS, 309SerG, 9AF USAAF. Transferred to 382FS, 363FG, 9AF USAAF.

  • 42-67909 Miswis

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to Milton Jaeger. Lost on a fighter sweep over Tours on 31 July 1944 with pilot Donald Erickson. A faulty fuse caused the bomb to explode when Erickson attempted to release it to attack a gas truck, causing the aircraft to set alight. Erickson...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 July 2015 01:17:16 466thHistorian Created entry with name, number, latitude, longitude, usaaf from date, usaaf to date and construction date
Sources

"Battle Colors - Volume III" - Robert A. Watkins

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