Honor Roll 14th Fighter Group Jun 1941- Nov 1945

Revised 31 Aug 2008

Page compiled from:

Missing Air Crew Reports

USAF Serial Number Search

American Battle Monuments Commission

AAIR Database Search

49th HomePage (http://webpages.charter.net/brianreno/miaframe.htm)

Special Thanks to Terence (nick Terry) Geary, aka Terry T , ArmyAirForces Forums

Wartime Aerial Victory Credits

 

MACR#

Date

Serial#

A/C Type

Pilot

Service#

Sqdn

Group

AF

Status

Location/Comments

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17 May 41

40-309 Curtiss P-40 Durham, Jasper N 55PI 20PI 10PW Cat 3 damage landing at Satus, WA , USA. Pilot later serves with 49FS, 14FG. Plane was rebuilt as P-40G Aug 7, 1941. To Defence Aid Oct 31, 1941.
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20 May 41

41-7897 Stearman PT-17 Skinner, Carl  F O-431171 ACTD . 10PW . Based at King City, CA , ground looped cat 3 damage at Bernard Field,, CA. USA. Pilot later with 48FS, 14FG

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25-Jun-41

39-250

Curtiss P-40

Stone, James J. Jr

 

49PS

14PG

9PW

 

Ground loop, March Field, CA, converted to CL-26 Apr 29, 1942

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01-Jul-41

39-253

Curtiss P-40

Tesch, William A

 

50PS

14PG

9PW

 

Damaged during ground loop, March Field, CA , plane later condemned Mar 19, 1942

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23-Jul-41

41-8083

Stearman PT-17 

Knapp, Ralph L

 O-404022

49PS

14PG

9PW

 

landing accident, 49PS, 14PG, Long Valley, CA

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41-7514

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning

Othoenig, Howard D (connection to 14FG if any, unknown at this time)

 

 

14PG

 

 

Remained in USA involved in an incident at Warner Robins, GA  on 28 Sep 43, c/n 222-5641

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13-Aug-41

40-1214

North American BT-14

Workman, Donald E

 

48PS

14PG

9PW

 

Landing accident causing ground loop, March Field, CA 

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26-Aug-41

 41-1409 Vultee BT-13A Valiant Morris, Thomas J  O-384954 49PS 14PG 9PW . While with ACBFS based at Bakersfield, CA., USA he had a taxing accident at Lerdo Field, CA See 30-Dec-42 KIA

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28-Aug-41

41-8081

Stearman PT-17

Hose, Edgar A

O-421094

49PS

14PS

9PW

DNB

Hometown: Nevada, CA, 8 mi E of March Field , Pilot killed mid air collision, 49PS, 14PG, 8 miles, E of March Field (with 41-8080 E of March AAF, CA Aug 29, 1941. Both DBR)

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29-Aug-41

41-8080

Stearman PT-17

Mitchell, John J

O-421284

48PS

14PG

9PW

DNB

Hometown: Cuyahoga County, OH, Pilot killed mid air collision with 41-8081, 8 mi E of March Field 

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09-Sep-41

39-255

Curtiss P-40

Davis, Ralph M

 

HQSQ

14PG

IV BC

 

Take off accident causing ground loop, March Field, CA , plane condemned to CL-26 Sep 16, 1944.

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11-Oct-41

39-262

Curtiss P-40

Dixon, John E

 

50PS

14PG

IV BC

 

Forced landing due to take off accident, March Field, CA , plane to CL-26 Dec 12, 1942

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14-Oct-41

39-247

Curtiss P-40

Davis, Jesse C

 

50PS

14PG

IV BC

 

Landing accident caused by mechanical failure, March Field, CA (some sources have it as going to CL-26 at March Field Apr 12, 1941)

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23-Oct-41

40-792

Lockheed P-38D Lightning

Peterson, Arman

 

49PS

14PG

IV IC

 

In mid-October, the 49th received its first P-38. Delivered by the squadron commander 1Lt. Peterson, he was forced to belly it in upon landing. The second P-38, which he also flew in, blew a tire on landing. By December, several more P-38s arrived (more successfully) from other West Coast Units. Pilots continued to fly in whatever aircraft were available, primarily P-38s, P-40s, and P-66s.March Field, CA, It wasn't until mid-October that the first P-38 was received by Lt. Peterson, who had to belly it in upon landing. The second P-38 he got blew a tire during landing from gunnery practice. Peterson must have thought either himself or the P-38 jinxed. (not known if this was the first or second one, thought to be the 2nd one). Landing accident due to mechanical failure, March Field, CA, 

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10-Nov-41

41-14906 Fairchild PT-19A-FA Kirschke, Robert P O-659824 49PS 14PG IV IC . He had a landing accident while at ACTD based at Corsicana, TX., USA See 08-Jan-43 KIA Plane later to RFC at West Helena, AR Apr 21, 1945

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18-Nov-41

39-237

Curtiss P-40

Adamina, Robert A

 

49PS

14PG

IV IC

 

Mid air collision with tow target, Muroc Gunnery Range, CA, plane eventually to Pasadena Junior College as CL-26 Mar 27, 1943 ( see 13 Dec 41)

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27-Nov-41

39-194

Curtiss P-40

Wiecks, Max R

 

48PS

14PG

IV IC

 

Landing accident, 48PS, 14PG, March Field, CA, later spun in at Fresno AB, Windsor-Locks Nov 2, 1942. Pilot killed. J F Baugher also has this one as having being lost Oct 24, 1941 with 57th FG after fuel exhaustion over Sierra Nevada Mountains during cross country flight. 

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01-Dec-41

40-328

Curtiss P-40

Williams, Emmons C

 

48PS

14PG

IV IC

 

Landing accident causing ground loop, March Field, CA, plane was eventually wrecked in force landing at Luke Field, AZ Jul 10, 1942 and w/o.

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12-Dec-41

42-14264

Lockheed P-322 Lightning P-38s for RAF under Lend Lease. Contract cancelled., Curtiss P-40G Rebuilds of P-40. Serial numbers re-assigned from cancelled P-322 batch, landing accident, HQSQ, 14PG, March Field, CA, 

Eubank, Robert H

O-431133

HQSQ

14PG

IV IC

 

March Field, CA,  December 1941, several more P-38s came into the possession of the 49th Pursuit Squadron, having been borrowed from other West Coast units. P-38s were hard to come by at the time

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13-Dec-41

39-237

Curtiss P-40

Wilkinson, Morrison J

 

48PS

14PG

IV IC

 

Forced landing out of gas, bay off NAS Terminal Is, San Pedro, CA plane to Pasadena Junior College as CL-26 Mar 27, 1943 (see 18 Nov 41)

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18-Dec-41

39-271

Curtiss P-40

Johnson, Russell T

 

48PS

14PG

IV IC

 

Landing accident, Reeves Field, San Pedro, CA later w/o in takeoff accident at Spence Field, GA Feb 24, 1943.

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19-Dec-41

42-6879

Vultee P-66 Vanguard 

Walles, Wade C. Jr

O-404098

48PS

14PG

IV IC

 

Model 48C intended for Sweden but seized by USAAF. 129 sent to China under Lend-Lease. 15 retained by USAAF and used as advanced trainers.,  landing accident causing ground loop, 48PS, 14PG, Reeves Field, San Pedro, CA, plane eventually went to China

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21-Dec-41

42-14269

Curtiss P-40G

Scales, Mathew F

 

50PS

14PG

IV IC

 

Rebuilds of P-40. Serial numbers re-assigned from cancelled P-322 batch,  14269 was formerly 39-182. To ground instructional airframe Mar 20, 1942, back in service Apr 4, 1942, finally to ground instructional airframe Mar 20, 1943. No reference to RAF at all., Forced landing due to engine fire, 50PS, 14PG, Atlanta Airport, GA 

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27-Dec-41

40-292

Curtiss P-40

Johnson, Russell T

 

48PS

14PG

IV IC

 

Landing accident ground looped, Muni Airport, Long Beach, CA, 292 rebuilt as P-40G but reclassified as P-40 Apr 23, 1942. To CL-26 at Craig Field Jun 2, 1943

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31-Dec-41

38-191

Curtiss P-36A

Trippet, William A

 

48PS

14PG

IV IC

 

Take off accident, Long Beach Muni Airport, CA, 181/210 delivered as P-36C 

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31-Dec-41

42-6854

Vultee P-66 Vanguard

Gjoime, Reider, Jr

 

50PS

14PG

IV IC

 .

Pilot bailed out due to mechanical failure, Dougherty Field, Long Beach, CA ,  J F Baugher has this as,  6848 pilot bailed out Dec 13, 1941 Dougherty Field, CA, 6854 going to China

1942

MACR# Date Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service# Sqdn Group AF Status Comments
. 1942 . . Latour, Ira Hinsdale . 48FS 14FG IV IC . Chief, S/Sgt., Aerial Photography, 48th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group. E.T.O., 1942-1945 (three years of combat operations)
  6 Jan 42 42-6885 Vultee P-66 Vanguard Evans, Redmond E O-431207 49FS 14PG IV IC . Incident at Long Beach Muni Arpt, CA , USA. Plane wrecked at Daughtery Field (Long Beach Airport) Jan 8, 1942, condemned Apr 29, 1942
  15 Jan 42 40-355 Curtiss P-40 Evans, Redmond E O-431207 49FS 14PG IV IC . Incident at March Field, CA , USA. Plane later to DPC at Bush Field Jan 18, 1945
. 27-Jan-42 39-251 Curtiss P-40 Skinner, Carl F O-431171 48FS 14PG IV . Based out of March Field, CA, USA. Incident at Muroc Dry Lake, CA Plane later destroyed in midair fire near Tifton, GA Jun 13, 1942. Pilot bailed out
. 5-Feb-42 40-347 Curtiss P-40 Skinner, Carl F O-431171 48FS 14PG IV . Based out of March Field, CA, USA Incident at March Field, CA, USA. Plane later to CL-26 at Chanute Field

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Feb-42

 

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Roberts, Eugene P

 

 

14PG

IV

 

Initially flew P-40s with the 20th Pursuit Group at Hamilton Field, California, but he was transferred to the 14th Fighter Group, a P-38 unit, in February, 1942. When the 14th Fighter Group was split in two in order to create the new 78th Fighter Group, Roberts went to the 78th as the operations officer of the new 83rd Fighter Squadron. In July 1942, Captain Roberts became commander of the 84th Fighter Squadron, which was based at the Oakland, California, municipal airport.

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11-Mar-42

41-2020 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Lewis, Harold E O-404028 49FS 14FG IV . Incident while based at Hamilton Field, CA, USA. Plane later to CL-26. See 05-Dec-42, 49FS
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24-Mar-42

40-787 Lockheed P-38D Lightning Earnhart, Charles L O-431401 49FS 14FG IV . Incident while based at Mills Field, CA., USA
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13 Apr 42

41-2024 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Moore, William P O-431144 49FS 14FG IV . Incident at Hamilton Fld, CA, USA. Plane later surveyed Mar 26, 1942. Based out of  Mills Field, CA , USA.
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26 Apr 42

41-2023 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Moss, Wilbert C O-431147 . . IV DNB Hometown: Kern, CA, USA. Plane wrecked Point Reyes 5 Mi N, CA , Pilot MIA. Based out of  Mills Field, CA , USA.

See 28 Nov 42

07-May-42

41-2011

Lockheed P-38E Lightning

Butler, James E

O-431382

49FS

14FG

IV

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Crashed after low-altitude spin May 7, 1942 at Hamilton Field, CA Based out of  Mills Field, CA , USA.

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15 May 42

41-2264 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Cahill, Edward R . . . IV . Plane destroyed Ignacio, CA . Based out of Hamilton Field, CA, USA
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18 May 42

40-748 Lockheed P-38 Lightning Tangorra, Mike T. . . . IV . Plane destroyed Hamilton 500 Yds Offshore, CA , USA.  Based out of Hamilton Field, CA, USA
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24 May 42

41-2259 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Simmons, Harold  O-659192 49FS 14FG IV . Incident at Tubbs Island CA., USA, Plane later to CL-26.  Based out of Hamilton Field, CA, USA
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27 May 42

41-2013 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Petty, David M . . . IV . Plane destroyed Hamilton Field 5 Mi ESE, CA ., USA. Based out of Hamilton Field, CA, USA
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7 Jun 42

41-2267 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Hutter, Frank A . . . IV . Incident while based out of Hamilton Field, CA, USA. Plane later crashed at Pendelton AB, OR Feb 6, 1943. Pilot killed
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20 Jun 42

41-2235 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Jones, Frank C. Jr O-659133 . . IV . Plane destroyed while based at Hamilton Field, CA Plane later to CL-26 Aug 28, 1942
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22 Jun 42

41-2285 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Locke, Willis D . . . IV . Plane destroyed while based at Hamilton Field, CA Plane later to CL-26 Jun 25, 1942

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23-Jun-42

41-7631

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning 

Kelsey, Ben

 

 

14FG

4AF

 

Assigned to it  for Operation Bolero, call sign Shoe Black 7

Conflict on Month of Death

4 Jul 42

41-2317 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Trice, Ernest M O-659852 . . IV DNB Hometown: Autauga County, AL. Plane destroyed while based at Hamilton Field, CA., USA. Plane crashed and burned at Black Point N of Hamilton Field Jun 4, 1942. Pilot killed
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17-Jul-42

41-32573 North American AT-6C-NT Texan Lewis, Harold E O-404028 49FS 14FG IV . Crashed belly landing while with 98 SEFTS based t Foster Field, TX. USA Incident at Yoakum, TX. USA See 05-Dec-42, 49FS
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22-Jul-42

41-2113 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Robertson, William A . . . IV . Incident at San Francisco Arpt, CA ., USA Plane based at  Hamilton Field, CA

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28-Jul-42

41-7680

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning, 

Durham, Jasper N

 

49FS

14FG

4AF

 

Plane destroyed. From appendix 1 of "Losses of the 8th & 9th air Forces ETO Area June 1942 - December 1943", Valley Airdrome, UK Crashed on takeoff from RAF Valley, South Wales Jul 28, 1942 Prior service with 55PI, 20PI

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29-Jul-42

42-12573 Lockheed P-38F-5-LO Lightning Evans, Redmond E O-431207 49FS 14FG IV . Incident at Westover Field, MA, USA. Plane later with 95FS, 82 FG,  incident dates 15 Oct and 12 Dec 1943

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1 Aug 42

42-12589

Lockheed P-38F-5-LO Lightning

Goodrich, Herbert A.

O-431201

50FS

14FG

4AF

DNB

Hometown: Larimer County, CO, Lost during ferry flight from New York, between Goose Bay, Labrador & Bluie West 1 Airfield, Greenland., (Home airbase, Bolero, Greenland )

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5 Aug 42

41-2341 Lockheed P-38F-LO Lightning Evans, Anthony  O-728984 49FS 14FG IV . Incident at San Francisco Arpt, CA ., USA Plane based at  Hamilton Field, CA., USA. Plane later in taxi accident Sep 5, 1942, Mills Field. To CL-26

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23-Aug-42

 

 

Akers, Jonathan B

18014704

49FS

14FG

8AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Texas, Buried at: Plot F Row 2 Grave 90, Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England

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23-Aug-42

 

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Anderson, Robert E. 

18018669

49FS

14FG

8AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Texas, Buried at: Plot B Row 1 Grave 48, Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England 

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23-Aug-42

 

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Nash, Raymond S.

6567585

49FS

14FG

8AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Oregon, Buried at: Plot C Row 0 Grave 21, Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England

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23-Aug-42

 

 

Patterson, Jesse L. 

37045633

49FS

14FG

8AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Iowa, Buried at: Plot C Row 0 Grave 74, Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.

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27-Aug-42

41-7641

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning

Warren, Elmer M Jr,

O-724525

48FS

14FG

8AF

 

Atcham, England Plane was repaired,  redesignated,  Plane lost 10 Dec 43 in a crash killing,  Magee, George M, of the 95FS,  82FG

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01-Sep-42

41- 7669

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning

Williams, Lyle L.

O-724864

49FS

14FG

8AF

DNB

Hit an object in flight. Crashed at Cliviger, near Burnley, England Sep 1, 1942 during attempted forced landing at Crownhall Farm.  Entered the Service from,  Wyoming, Buried at: Plot C Row 0 Grave 66, Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England

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04-Sep-42

41-7671

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning

Bestgen, Walter Earl

 

48FS

14FG

8AF

 

Crashed at Valley, Wales. HONORED BY, Family, LIEUTENANT, PILOT ON P-38 AIRCRAFT. SERVED IN NORTH AFRICA FROM NOVEMBER 1942 TO JANUARY 1943 AS MEMBER OF THE 48TH FIGHTER SQUADRON.

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05-Sep-42 other source has 9 Sept 42

41-7659

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning

Carlton, Robert N

O-431117

49FS

14FG

8AF

 

Lt. Carlton's P-38 picked up significant ice on the wings, making its controls sluggish. As he recovered the aircraft, a fire broke out in the cockpit. As Lt. Carlton opened the canopy, he was sucked out, but parachuted to safety, sustaining slight shoulder and ankle injuries., plane crashed at Lees Farm near Wellington 9 Mi NE, UK 

 

10-Sep-42

41-2240 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Goff, James H O-725283   14FG     Pilot POW 18 May 1943, Plane destroyed Olympia Arpt, WA , USA. Plane dropped from records Nov 28, 1942

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27-Sep-42

41-7677

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning

Elloitt, Robert Frederick

O-394428

49FS

14FG

8AF

RTD

Class of 41B, T/O Llanbedr on a Tow Target mission and after 55 minutes lost power in the left engine. Returned to Llanbedr for a single engine landing but when about two miles from the runway at 800 feet the right engine also cut out due to pilot not switching over from the reserve tank. Pilot turned towards the beach, undershooting and landing in about two feet of water. RTD, c/n 222-5804, condemned combat 11/11/42. Prior to the accident, the airplane participated in fighter sweeps over the Dutch and Belgian coasts, making it the only surviving 8th Air Force  combat veteran P-38 and probably the oldest surviving 8th Air Force combat veteran of any type.

 

Nov-42

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 14th FG suffered very heavy loses during this period. Between November 1942 and 28 January 1943 the group lost 32 pilots (out of an original complement of 54) and had been reduced to only seven operational aircraft. During its first period of service in North Africa, the 14th FG claimed 62 victories. Even though North Africa had been given the highest possible priority for new P-38s, there simply weren’t enough aircraft being produced in late 1942 to sustain such heavy loses. On 28 January the 14th FG was withdrawn, and replaced by the 82nd Fighter Group, also equipped with the P-38.

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Nov-42

41-7655 Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning . . . 14FG 12AF . Lost

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18 Nov 42

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Schottelkorb, William P

O-431164

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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18 Nov 42

. . Williams. Carl T Jr O-409032 48FS 14FG 12AF . After landing in Northwest Africa, P-38s of the 1st and 14th Fighter Groups often escorted bombers to attack Axis ports and airfields in Tunisia. A force of twelve B-17s, escorted by six P-38s of the 48th FS, were intercepted by six Bf109s enroute to Bizerte. After a 25 minute running battle, Lt. Carl Williams caught a Bf109 attempting to dive away and shot it down for the first P-38 kill in the North African theatre. One P-38 was forced to crash land, but the pilot was rescued.

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21-Nov-42

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Williams, Carl T Jr

O-409032

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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22-Nov-42

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Shipman, Mark K

O-431166

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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22-Nov-42

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Sorrenson, Wallace A

O-431175

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

 

22-Nov-42

 

Six aircraft are lost while attempting a night landing

 

 

 

14FG

12AF

 

This leads to a re-enforcement of the 14FG from the 94FS of  the 1FG at Yorks-les-Bains. On the 25 Nov 42

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24-Nov-42

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Butler, James E

O-431382

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 4 victories

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24-Nov-42

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Carlton, Robert L

O-431117

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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24-Nov-42

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Lusk, Virgil W

O-431233

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 4 victories

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24-Nov-42

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Morris, Thomas J Jr

O-384954

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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26-Nov-42

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Hughes, Charles A

O-710117

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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26-Nov-42

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Utermahlen, Donald C

O-763417

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

 

27-Nov-42

 

 

Elliott, Robert Fredrick

O-394428

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

49th FS, took off to attack an armored column that had been reported by intelligence. Upon arriving in the report area no targets were found, so the two diverted to Kasserine Pass. This pass was the main route into Tunis from the southwest so it was heavily fortified by the Germans. Arthur Cole described the strafing run into the pass like "walking down a bowling alley lane while every bowler in the house tried to throw a strike at you." Lt. Elliott’s plane was hit, and though heavily damaged, managed to continue to fly. It soon became evident that they were not going to make it back to base before dark. This was a critical issue for two reasons: the lack of night time navigational aids in the region, and lack of runway lighting at their base. Lt. Cole suggested that they try to land on a dry lake and then both could fly out in his plane in the morning. Lt. Cole landed first, but his landing gear collapsed due to the rough surface. He radioed Lt. Elliott to land gear up, which he did safely. Both men were unhurt, but both airplanes were substantially damaged.  The next morning they set their P-38s on fire

 

27-Nov-42

 

 

Cole, Arthur V Jr

O-724710

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

49th FS, took off to attack an armored column that had been reported by intelligence. Upon arriving in the report area no targets were found, so the two diverted to Kasserine Pass. This pass was the main route into Tunis from the southwest so it was heavily fortified by the Germans. Arthur Cole described the strafing run into the pass like "walking down a bowling alley lane while every bowler in the house tried to throw a strike at you." Lt. Elliott’s plane was hit, and though heavily damaged, managed to continue to fly. It soon became evident that they were not going to make it back to base before dark. This was a critical issue for two reasons: the lack of night time navigational aids in the region, and lack of runway lighting at their base. Lt. Cole suggested that they try to land on a dry lake and then both could fly out in his plane in the morning. Lt. Cole landed first, but his landing gear collapsed due to the rough surface. He radioed Lt. Elliott to land gear up, which he did safely. Both men were unhurt, but both airplanes were substantially damaged.  The next morning they set their P-38s on fire

See 7 May 42 Mentioned on Page 993 of 15155 as being MACR  16389 ?

28-Nov-42

 

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Butler, James E

O-431382

49FS

14FG

12AF

FOD

Entered the Service from: Alabama, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Nenzel, Tunisia, , lost during November 1942.  Recon mission to Bizerte.. There were four of us from the 48th FS and four from the 49th. A short time after takeoff, two of the 49th FS airplanes had to turn back because they couldn't get their drop tanks to feed.  Point of Departure, Youk les Bains The P-38s scrambled in a series of frantic dogfights. Ethell was the only survivor of some 30-40 minutes of air combat

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    28-Nov-42

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Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning 

Ethell, Ervin C.

O-431132

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 4 victories, Ju52/3m

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    28-Nov-42

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Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning 

Ethell, Ervin C.

O-431132

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Lt. Ervin C. Ethell of the 48th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group, in North Africa, flew the P-38F during the winter of 1942. The most striking item for this P-38 is the nose art, consisting of 5781 then a dancing girl and the name Tangerine. This was his original *Tangerine* and was shot down while being flown by another pilot. I was flying Tangerine II (I had lent my first Tangerine to a pilot who didn't return), and the group was flat out on the deck. The P-38s scrambled in a series of frantic dogfights. Ethell was the only survivor of some 30-40 minutes of air combat

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28-Nov-42

41-7654 Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning (Nose number 5781 coded ESC, named "Tangerine") . . 48FS 14FG 12AF S/d Ethall had loaned his original P-38 (Tangerine) to a pilot who did not return.  Recon mission to Bizerte.. There were four of us from the 48th FS and four from the 49th. A short time after takeoff, two of the 49th FS airplanes had to turn back because they couldn't get their drop tanks to feed.  Point of Departure, Youk les Bains

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    28-Nov-42

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Eubank, Robert H

O-431133

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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    28-Nov-42

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Evans, Redmond E

O-431207

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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28-Nov-42

 

See above for possibility

Skinner, Carl F. 

O-431171

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Hometown: Hidalgo County, TX. Entered the Service from,  California, Buried at: Plot C Row 9 Grave 13, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart. Recon mission to Bizerte. There were four of us from the 48th FS and four from the 49th. I would be flying wing on my good friend Lt. Carl Skinner. Point of Departure, Youk les Bains

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28-Nov-42

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Smith, Virgil H

O-431172

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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29-Nov-42

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Watson, Ralph J

O-404100

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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30-Nov-42

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Smith, Virgil H

O-431172

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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01-Dec 42

. . . . 49FS 14FG 12AF The German counter-offensive launched on 1 December by the 10th Panzer Division at Chouigni, Djedeida and Tebourba was supported by 23 FW 190s from III./ZG 2, who flew intensive support missions for a number of days. II./JG 2 also operated in the area, shooting down a P-38 of the 49th FS on the first day of the German attack.

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01-Dec-42

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Singleton, John M

O-431170

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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02-Dec-42

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Ashmead, Ronald E

O-733775

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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02-Dec-42

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Hoelle, William J

O-431220

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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02-Dec-42

41-2234 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Jackson, Norman W O-729342 49FS 14FG 12AF . Plane destroyed at  at Olympia AB, WA., USA he later flew with 14FG. he relates by the time  had 30 combat hours I had bailed out once, belly landed in the desert came home on one engine and brought one home so badly shot up it was promptly written off. There was talk of giving me the German Iron Cross! (This incident pilot bailed out Dec 2, 1942, Olympia, WA Dec 2, 1942)

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02-Dec-42

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Hoelle, William J

O-431220

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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02-Dec-42

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Meidinger, John C

O-743471

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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03-Dec-42

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Smith, Virgil H

O-431172

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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03-Dec-42

41-7653

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning

Williams, Carl T Jr.

O-409032

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, California, Buried at: Plot H Row 10 Grave 9, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart

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03-Dec-42

41-7646

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning

 

 

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

War Loss, Reported crashed landing. Source Terry T

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04-Dec-42

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Bing, Andrew J

O-403875

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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04-Dec-42

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Goebel, John A

O-435764

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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04-Dec-42

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Walles, Wade C Jr

O-404098

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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05-Dec-42

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Carlton, Robert L

O-431117

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

Mentioned on Page 993 of 15155 as being MACR  16389 ?

05-Dec-42

 

 

Elliott, Robert Fred, FOD 5Dec 43

O-394428

49FS

14FG

12AF

 MIA

Entered the Service from, North Carolina, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, pronounced dead on 5 Dec 1943, Sidi Nsir, Tunisia, MIA, Enemy Aircraft., On December 5 at 12:20 in the afternoon, six P-38 fighters from the 49th FS took off to escort nine A-20 bombers on a mission to bomb Bizerte Airdrome. The six P-38 pilots were Capt. Harold E. Lewis, Lt. Charles L. Earnhart, O-431401, Lt. John P. Stief, Lt. Robert F. Elliott, Lt. Robert N. Carlton, O-431117, and Lt. Russell F. Gustke. During the last 10 miles to the target, the flight encountered intense flak, but it was on the flight out of the target that the Lightnings were attacked by 10 or 15 Luftwaffe Me 109 fighters. The attack occurred approximately 10 miles west of Bizerte Airdrome. The six P-38 fighters turned into the attack. Lt. Carlton and Lt. Gustke each claimed an Me 109, while Lt. Earnhart claimed two probables (unconfirmed downed Me 109s) and two damaged Me 109s. The attack also took its toll on the six P-38s. Lt. Carlton was the only pilot of the six to return home unscathed. Lt. Earnhart crash-landed near Souk el Arba and returned to base uninjured. Lt. Gustke crash-landed in the desert and survived the landing. When he saw a group of Arabs approaching his airplane, he opened his parachute to release the silk as a distraction. While the Arabs fought over the silk, he escaped unnoticed.  He made his way to a nearby residence and the friendly occupants helped him return to base. Capt. Lewis, Lt. Stief, and Lt. Elliott all failed to return. Capt. Lewis was later confirmed killed in action by the Commanding Officer of Battery B 175th Field Artillery Battalion. Lt. Stief was also later confirmed killed in action by British Ambulance with the Royal Army Medical Corps. To this day, Lt. Elliott is still missing. No trace of his body or his airplane has ever been found. It is possible that his airplane went down in one of the lakes near Bizerte.

 

05-Dec-42

 

 

Earnhart, Charles L

O-431401

49FS

14FG

12AF

S/d Rtn

Lt. Earnhart crash-landed near Souk el Arba and returned to base uninjured

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05-Dec-42

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Gustke, Russell F

O-065981

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

 

05-Dec-42

 

 

Gustke, Russell F.

O-659814

49FS

14FG

12AF

S/d Rtn

Lt. Gustke crash-landed in the desert and survived the landing. When he saw a group of Arabs approaching his airplane, he opened his parachute to release the silk as a distraction. While the Arabs fought over the silk, he escaped unnoticed.  He went on to fly with the 55FG, then February 1944 - Transferred to the 20th Fighter Group (HQ)

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05-Dec-42

 

P-38

Lewis, Harold E.

O-404028

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Illinois, Tablets of the Missing at North, Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Sidi Nsir, Tunisia, Confirmed by C.O. of Battery B 175th Field Art. Bn. APO 34

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05-Dec-42

 

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Stief, John P. 

O-659849

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Pennsylvania, Buried at: Plot I Row 5 Grave 10, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Shot down, Sidi Nsir, Tunisia, Confirmed by Ambulance (British) R.A.M.C

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06-Dec-42

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Knapp, Ralph L

O-404022

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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06-Dec-42

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Moore, William P

O-431144

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

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06-Dec-42

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Walles, Wade C Jr

 O-404098

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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07-Dec-42

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Smith, Virgil H

 O-431172

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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07-Dec-42

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Watson, Ralph J

 O-404100

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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09-Dec-42

41-7645

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning

Tollen, James R. 

O-724852

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, California, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart, Loss due to flak

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12-Dec-42

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Smith, Virgil H

O-431172

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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14-Dec-42

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McKenzie, Burton E

O-023289

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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21-Dec-42

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Gregory, Lewis H

O-659809

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Ju 88, It seems there were three Junkers 88s which were subsequently knocked down by the P-38s. One of them crash landed and the crew was taken prisoner.

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21-Dec-42

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Moffatt, Robert J

O-444891

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Ju 88

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21-Dec-42

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Woodward, Robert H

O-659855

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Ju 88

 

Late Dec 42

42-12817 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning . . . 14FG 12AF . Plane transferred to 14FG from 96FS, 82FG
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  28-Dec-           42

. . . . . 14FG 12AF  

December 28, Youks-les-Bains Had a little dogfight over the field today. Three Messerschmitts came over and were tackled by one P-38. He got in a burst over the field but missed the Messerschmitt. However the P-38 soon caught the guy on the deck and blasted hell into him. Another P-38 accounted for [a second Messerschmitt] which is okay.

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28-Dec-42

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Earnhart, Charles L

O-043101

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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28-Dec-42

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Eubank, Robert H

O-431133

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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28-Dec-42

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Mullinax, Livie F.Jr

O-659835

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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28-Dec-42

 

 

Mullinax, Livie F.Jr

O-659835

49FS

14FG

12AF

 POW

Shot down 3:45 PM - Prisoner 3:50 PM and transported to Tunis. Dec. 29th taken to a school house in Tunis. Dec. 31 taken to dock 3:00 AM - left at 10:00 AM for Sicily. Arrived 11:00 PM aboard Italian destroyer "Ascaria". Train to Capua, Italy, Jan. 3, 1943 5:00 PM. Departed 17 March 1943 for Camp #21, at Chieti, arriving 18 March via train. Left Chieti Sep 23, 1943 in German truck for P/W camp at Sulmona arrived 10:00 AM. Left Sulmona Oct. 2, 1943 at 6:30 PM in box cars for Germany, 750 British and 200 US prisoners. Jumped from train 10:30 PM - Mullinax, Robert Paynter & John Jolly at Carrito, east of Rome in the mountains. Was hidden by the Italians until I left Carrito June 10, 1944 - Arrived in Pescasseroli 2:00 PM and spent the night. June 11, 1944 traveled by mule train, British Army, to S. Bonato and spent the night. June 12, 1944 traveled by jeep, British Col., to 8th Army Hq., near Vacmontone and then to Rome, Italy. Left Rome June 16, 1944 for Naples. June 17, 1944 reported to 12th Air Force. Returned to 49th Fighter Squadron at Foggia #7. Left Foggia July 3, 1944 for Casablanca. Left July 4, 1944 for ZI landing at 11:30 PM July 4, 1944.

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30-Dec-42

 .

 .

Morris, Thomas J.Jr.

O-384954

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA, Flak - Seen to slump in cockpit from direct hit by ack-ack and crash into sea where plane was observed to burn., Pisida, Tripolitania

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30-Dec-42

. . Cole, Arthur V Jr O-724710 49FS 14FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

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30-Dec-42

 .

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Smith, Virgil H

O-431172

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Shot down, Hometown: Hidalgo County, TX. December 30, Youks-les-Bains We (47th Bomb Group ), went over Gabes [a seaport near Tunisia's border with Libya] and bombed hell out of things. In the meantime we got hell shot out of us. No casualties however. This afternoon nine of our ships went back again and really got worked over. Stryson came back with his plane shot up more than somewhat and had to belly land it. One of the 15th Squadron gunners got shot up pretty badly. Seems the flak wasn't too bad but some Messerschmitts jumped them while the P-38s were engaged elsewhere. From the stories they sure had a hot time. Lost three P-38s on the morning raid and one other down towards Tripoli. [Lieutenant Virgil] Smith, our ace with six victories, was shot down

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30 Dec 42

. . Smith, Clark W O-421676 . 14FG 12AF POW North African Theatre: Tunisia. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11. Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated 9 Jul 1945. 

When his plane caught fire after being shot down by Germans, Clark Smith prepared to do something he and his fellow pilots had only talked about: bail out.

“I was so excited that I forgot to release the canopy,” Smith, a World War II P-38 pilot, told 11th-grade history students at Rancho Buena Vista High School.

He bailed out and landed near a remote village near Gabes, Tunisia, with a broken ankle and shrapnel in his arm.

A pair of friendly villagers brought him a donkey to ride bareback to their village. But just as they reached it and lit a fire to keep warm, he was captured by Italian troops and spent 19 months in a German prison camp, Stalag Luft III.

“When people ask me what's the most beautiful sight I can think of, it's the sight of Sherman tanks crashing through barbed wire,” said Smith, who flew 28 combat missions in Tunisia

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30-Dec-42

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Walles, Wade C Jr

O-404098

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

. . . . . . 48FS 14FG 12AF . Claim was made at 15:35 hours by Erich Rudorffer while flying with 6./JG 2, 50 km SW Kairouan: 100 m / P-38 of 48 FS, 14 FG, USAAF

1943

MACR# Date Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service# Sqdn Group AF Status Comments

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02-Jan-43

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Kirschke, Robert P

O-659824

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Ju 88

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02-Jan-43

. . Goebel, John A O-435764 48FS 14FG 12AF  

January 2, Youks-les-Bains Goebel got on the tail of a Junkers 88 this morning and got a motor shot out of his brand new P-38. But they got the Junkers.

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05-Jan-43

. . . . 48FS 14FG 12AF . The 48th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group with P-38s moves from
Youks-les-Bains to Berteaux, Algeria.

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08-Jan-43

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Hoelle, William J

O-431220

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

Mentioned on Page 993 of 15155 as being MACR  16389 ?

08-Jan-43

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Kirschke, Robert P. 

O-659824

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Hometown: Will County, IL, Observed in a spin, in flames by Lt. Hoelle, CO of the 49th Fighter Squadron, Maigrouan, Tunisia. This was one of the first II./J.G. 2 combats when flying from Kairouan airfield. Lt. Bühligen claimed three P-38s. The rest of II./J.G. 2 claimed seven P-38s destroyed. The 14th FG lost three P-38s, along with two more damaged. Martin Gleeson notes that the 82nd FG lost four P-38s. Although the times of the 82nd FG’s missions are not known, they were all to the Kairouan area, and II./J.G. 2 was the only German fighter unit in the region, so we can assume that on one or more of these missions the 82nd FG met II./J.G. 2.

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08-Jan-43

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Leverette, William L

O-322014

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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08-Jan-43

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Woodward, Robert H

O-659855

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Hometown: Washington County, NY, Enemy Aircraft at 1530, Body identified by Lt. Russel F. Gustke at Youks Les Bains, Maigrouan, Tunisia. 

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11-Jan-43

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Working, William H

O-659856

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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12-Jan-43

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Jones, Warren L

O-1703079

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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14-Jan-43

 .

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Carroll, Richard J.

O-724703

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Illinois,  Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart.

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15-Jan-43

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Blueher, Oscar G

O-431113

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

Mentioned on Page 993 of 15155 as being MACR  16389 ?

15-Jan-43

 

 

Driver, Lawrence E. 

O-729327

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Tennessee, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Shot down, Cape Bon, Tunisia,  due to Enemy Aircraft, Plane was smoking in a shallow controlled dive when last seen. 

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15-Jan-43

 

 

Fulmer, William E.

O-396429

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from: Missouri, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery
Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart. Shot down by Enemy Aircraft, Plane was seen to have crashed into the sea. Member of 48th, Cape Bon, Tunisia

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15-Jan-43

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Singleton, John M

O-431170

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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15-Jan-43

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Sorrenson, Wallace A

O-431175

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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15-Jan-43

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Warren. Elmer M Jr

O-724575 

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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18-Jan-43

. . . . 48FS 14FG 12AF S/d III./SKG 10, Lt Rudorffer claimed a 48th FS/14th FG P-38 and a 232 Sqdn Spit V.

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19-Jan-43

 

 

Warren, Elmer M JR 

O-724575 

48FS ?

14FG

12AF

POW

Still changing engines. Lost Capt. Fulmer and Lt. Warren. Capt. down in flames. Barnes and I designed solenoids for my chronograph this evening. Tanks still rolling by, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

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21-Jan-43

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White, John G

O-659501

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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23-Jan-43

41-7650

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning (not confirmed)

Schottelkorb, William Frank, FOD, 23 Jan 44

O-431164

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Montana, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster. Lost St. Yates and Lt. Shottlekorb today. Exploded and crashed. Four other of our new pilots missing also. 2 ships definitely lost and 4 – 49th ships missing. Hear heavy explosions again tonight. Must be big bombs. Got haircut today – first since "dear old England." Capt. Watson got the German that killed Yates, Me 109. Met lots of flak and 109’s overhead. Hit a new field that they didn’t know about. Lots of 109s.

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23-Jan-43

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Watson, Ralph J

O-404100

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

 

23-Jan-43

43-2110

Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning  (not confirmed)

Yates, Leo M., FOD, 23 Jan 44

O-724868

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Utah, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, 

 

23-Jan-43

43-2069    

Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning  (not confirmed)

Stuteville, Guy E., FOD, 23 Jan 44

O-726701

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Texas, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart

 

23-Jan-43

42-12819

Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning  (not confirmed)

Soliday, Richard H., FOD, 23 Jan 44

O-730642

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Pennsylvania, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart

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23-Jan-43

42-12749  Lockheed P-38G-1-LO Lightning  (not confirmed) Harley, Kenneth W. Jr. O-662926 48FS 14FG 12AF MIA Hometown: Labette County, KS, FOD, His remains were later found buried by the Arabs.

 

23-Jan-43

 

 

Shipman,  Mark K 

O-431166

48FS

14FG

12AF

MIA/Rtn

Jan. 25, Worked on bullet hole in supercharger today. Lt. Shipman (one of missing of Jan 23) called in today. Is O.K. and on way back. Three Me 109’s got on his tail.

1494 incorrect MACR for this aircraft

26 Jan  43

42-12905

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Perry, Henry L Jr,

O-724081

83FS

78FG

8AF

DNB

Hometown: Jefferson County, AR, collided in midair with 42-12928 Jan 26, 1943 over the Trough of Bowland, England while being ferried from Lincolnshire to Ireland. Pilots of both aircraft killed. MACR 1494 is dated Dec 30, 1943. and is NOT the correct MACR

26-Jan-43

42-12928

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

White, Stephen L

O-729087

82FS

78FG

8AF

KIFA

Hometown: Portage County, OH, (78th FG, 82nd FS) collided with 42-12905 Jan 26, 1943 over the Trough of Bowland, England while being ferried from Lincolnshire to Ireland.

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28-Jan-43

 

Flak

Earnhart, Charles L

O-431401

49FS

14FG

12AF

POW

8-10 miles W of Sfax, Tunisia, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

 

17 Feb 43

42-12840 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning Hoke, Walter L O-733890 331FS 329FG     Cat 3 damage forced landing engine failure Ardrm Van Nuys, CA, USA  He later flew with 49FS, 14FG, 30 Aug 43

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28-Feb-43

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White, John G

O-659501

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

. 28 Feb 43 . Source; Brief History of 48th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group Northwest African Training Command, Feb 1943 . . 14FG NATC . February 28th 1943, the 48th Squadron moved out of the combat area and returned to Mediouna airdrome, French Morocco some eighteen miles southeast of Casablanca. There followed a period of rest, recuperation, and training. The 48FS had suffered such severe and regular losses that the pilots and some personnel where sent back to the United States. Remaining planes went to the 82FG and the 14FG was slowly rebuilt back into a 3 Squadron unit..Pilots were received from the nearby training school at Beerschid and from the 78th Fighter Group in England, and the unit was brought up to full strength. By the end of April 1943, preparations began for movement into the combat area. The ground echelon left in several motor convoys for Telergma, the next base of operations; and the air echelon departed on May 5th. By May, when the 48th returned to combat service at Telergma, Algeria, the war in Tunisia was over. On May 7th, the British captured Tunis and the Americans seized Bizerte.

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01-Mar-43

 

37th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group 

 

 

 

14FG

12AF

 

Reassigned to the 14th Fighter Group on 1 March 1943, the 37th saw combat in the ETO and MTO, from 6 May 1943-4 May 1945, operating from locations in Algeria, French Morocco, Tunisia and Italy. It was redesignated as the 37th Fighter Squadron, Two Engine, on 28 February 1944 and inactivated on 9 September 1945 at Lesina, Italy.

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17-Mar-43

42-12725

Lockheed P-38G-1-LO Lightning

Browne, Frederick W

O-729310

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Crash landed,  Predannack/Sta 504 , England

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28-Mar-43

 

 

 

 

 

14FG

12AF

 

Seven ships left today and about a dozen came in from the 84th in England. (My old squadron). Looks like we will hit the front again somewhere soon.

. . . Video` Garris, Benjamin . 48FS 14FG 12AF . Benjamin Garris was a P-38 pilot with the 48th Fighter Squadron of the 14th Fighter Group, 12th Air Force during World War II. He was shot down over Salerno, Italy on his 14th mission. Wounded in this action he bailed out following factory recommended procedure, he struck the stabilizer smashing his face, left arm , pelvis and breaking a leg he survived this ordeal due to excellent medical care.

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17-Apr-43

43-2527

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

 

 

 

14FG

12AF

 

  #56, "Patt II", written off due to a landing accident in North Africa & salvaged  17 Apr 1943. (other source has 28 Dec 43, Reingardt, Arthur F, HQ, 37ADG, Crashed belly landing engine failure, Casablanca, French Morocco)

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19-Apr-43

. . . . 37FS . . . The 19th, April 1943 one P-38 landed on Hípica Beach, Melilla. The  plane possibly belonged to 55th FG/ 37th Fighter Squadron, transferring  in March to the 14th Fighter Group. In 1943 P-38 fighter units located in North Africa urgently needed airplanes and pilots and  airplanes and pilots of the 55th FG, based in England, were sent to  North Africa.

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19-Apr-43

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Leverette, William L

O-322014

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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20-Apr-43

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Leverette, William L

O-322014

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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Mentioned on Page 993 of 15155 as being MACR  16389 ?

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Moore, Gail E. Jr.

O-431143

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, California, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Metline, Algiers, Plane apparently hit by flak dove into the ground and exploded

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09-May-43

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DeMoss, Lloyd K

O-659804

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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09-May-43

Possible 43-2544

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightening (Number yellow 13 on boom and nose, named 2nd  Little Karl")

Ross, Herbert E

O-421322

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, This P-38 (14th FG) lost Feb 14, 1944.  MACR 2487

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10-May-43

 

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Varndell, Dewey F. Jr., FOD, 11 May 44

O-729384

37 FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Pennsylvania, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart

.

11-May-43

43-2334

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightening

 

 

 

14FG

12AF

 

 

Mentioned on page 405 of 16544, which is report # 16283

11-May-43

 

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Chavis, Wayne M., FOD 12 May 44

O-728977

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Arkansas, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Missing enemy action Last seen upside down with left engine on fire. Not seen to crash. Approx. 1200 hrs., 15-20 mi. SW of Marsala. Pilot had prior service with 84FS, 78FG, based at Station 345, incident on 24 Jan 1943,  in 43-2178 at Goxhill/Sta 345, England

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11-May-43

.

.

Newman, William J

O-421294

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

  1943 ?     Knapp, Ralph L. O-404022 49FS 14FG 12AF S/d Rtn

While searching for targets in the desert one day, he said he discovered four German JU-88 bombers coming straight at him. The aircraft were bombing Faid Pass in the mountains south of Tunis, Tunisia. He fired at the group of bombers, destroying one and catching the attention of the German ME-110 fighters escorting the bombers. One of the ME-110s hit his plane, forcing him to crash land in the desert. "An Army company saw me go down and dispatched a motorcycle to pick me up. But before the Army arrived, a large group of Arabs that seemed to come from out of nowhere assembled around my plane," said Mr. Knapp. "Encountering the Arabs was very interesting because they filled my canteen with water and gave me food."
He said meeting the Arabs was quite an experience, and he couldn't help but feel that "the Good Lord was looking out for me."
Another close call came when one of his aircraft engines was hit during a dogfight over Tunis. He was apprehensive about trying to fly the P-38 back to his home base in Tunisia, but the aircraft took the loss of one of its two engines in stride and got him home safely.

Mentioned on Page 993 of 15155 as being MACR  16389 ?

13-May-43

41-7569

Possibly,  41-7569, Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightening

Burton, John F.

O-728971

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Illinois, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Cagliari Bay, Sardinia, Flak, Bombers were heard to report one pilot bailing out and chute seen to open

.

14-May-43

 

.

Terwilliger, Edward R. 

O-734031

37FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, California, Buried at: Plot A Row 7 Grave 8, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia.

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18-May-43

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.

Campbell, Richard A

O-659243

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories Bf-109

. 18-May-43 . . Goff, James H O-725283 . 14FG 12AF POW Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
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18 May 43

43-2517 Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning, Hollingsworth, James O-730495 37FS 14FG 12AF . Named Kay while assigned to James Holingsworth 37FS, 14FG, Youks-le-Bains Algeria early 1943, 

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18-May-43

.

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McCord, Robert R

O-428442

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

 

18-May-43

43-2348

Lockheed P-38G-13-LO Lightning

 

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Our ships escorted 17s today. Scholts’s plane got all shot to hell. Landed at Bizerte. Came down from 27,000 ft. Mc.Cords flight of four met 6 FW190s. Lt McCord got two. Two of our ships still missing.

2808

18-May-43

43-2486

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Toth, James J.Jr.

O-730671

37FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Nebraska, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart.  Point Of Departure, Telergma, Africa. Location, [BLANK], Point Of Departure, Telergma, Africa

.

18-May-43

.

.

Yarwood, Thomas M

O-750755

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

19-May-43

 

 

Tog

 

 

14FG

12AF

 

Tog lost his ship today. Bellied in here. One engine caught fire at 27,000 ft. over Sicily, blew his fire out in a dive. The 49th lost two that went after a FW190. Usual bait ship.

.

19-May-43

 

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Benton, Robert B., FOD, 19 May 44

O-733792

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Michigan, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart

Mentioned on Page 993 of 15155 as being MACR  16389 ?

19-May-43

 

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Howk, Frank C. Jr., FOD, 20 May 44

O-441475

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Oklahoma, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Enemy Aircraft, Last seen in formation but presumed to be shot down by enemy aircraft. Near Trapani, Sicily

Mentioned on Page 993 of 15155 as being MACR  16389 ?

19-May-43

 

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Wolford, John L.., FOD, 20 May 44

O-423980

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Maryland, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Enemy Aircraft, Last seen on tail of Me 109 at approx. 1230 hrs Had turned into E/A in order to give two crippled planes a chance to return to home base., Near Trapani, Sicily

Mentioned on Page 993 of 15155 as being MACR  16389 ?

20-May-43

 

 

Little, Albert H.

O-431231

49FS

14FG

12AF

FOD

Hometown: Erath County, TX
, Enemy Aircraft - Last seen on the tail of a Me 109 at approx. 1015 hours, SW coast of Sicily

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22-May-43

.

.

Crocker, Charles J

O-659450

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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22-May-43

 

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Henry, John C. Jr., FOD, 23 May 44

O-730485

37FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Alaska, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart

Mentioned on Page 993 of 15155 as being MACR  16389 ?

22-May-43

 

 

Snyder, Buren J.

O-734016

49FS

14FG

12AF

POW

Enemy Aircraft, Last seen, his airplane on fire going down in shallow dive with plane under control, Se Coast of Marettimo Island, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

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24-May-43

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Hanes, William E

O-043127

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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24-May-43

.

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Hohman, Jack

T-000022

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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24-May-43

.

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Leighton, Donald M

O-724549

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

25-May-43

 

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Collins, William M.

O-659802

37FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Pennsylvania, Buried at: Plot I Row 11 Grave 38, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart

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25-May-43

Possible 43-2517

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning (Numbered yellow 66, named "Kay")

Hollingsworth, James M

O-730495

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Do 217, , this P-38 (1st FG) lost Aug 20, 1943.  MACR 422

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26 May 43

. . Sanders, Fred M Jr O-659844 14FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

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28-May-43

 

 

 

 

14FG

12AF

 

Went to town today. Our boys got 2 Me 109s today. One of ours down at Tunis with engine out and another missing.

 

29-May-43

 

 

 

 

 

 

12AF

 

May 29, One of our boys landed in the drink. Got out O.K. and a Walrus picked him up.

 

28-May-43

 

See 29 May 1944 for possible MACR and serial number

Simmons, Harry E., FOD 29 May 1944

O-729068

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Pennsylvania, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart

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30-May-43

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McCord, Robert R

O-428442

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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30-May-43

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Weatherford, Sidney W

O-724756

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Bf-109

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04-Jun-43

 

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Bergersen, William A. 

O-733795

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Wisconsin, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Milo A/D, Sicily, Collision, In trying to avoid flak collided with Lt. Green and burst into flame and crashed into sea between Stagnone Island and west shore of Sicily

.

04-Jun-43

 

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Green, John H. 

O-725289

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Texas, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Milo A/D, Sicily, Collision, In trying to avoid flak collided with Lt. Bergersen and burst into flame and crashed into sea between Stagnone Island and west shore of Sicily.

.

12-Jun-43

43-2439

Possibly, 43-2439, Lockheed

 

 

 

14FG

12AF

 

Was listed as condemned. but no reason given... Possibly the P-38 captured by Italians possibly a 14FG plane

.

13-Jun-43

 

 

Anderson, Iner W. 

O-434366

37FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Washington, Buried at: Plot G Row 12 Grave 6, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, 

 

14-Jun-43

 

 

Anderson

see below

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

June 14, 48th FS, Lost 2 ships today. The bastards got Capt. Anderson, knocked an engine out and he hit the other ship. He was a swell Joe

535

14-Jun-43

43-2466

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Anderson, Donald E, see 24 July 1943

O-431642 service number not confirmed due to POW dates

48FS

14FG

12AF

POW/Rtn

Location, Appox. 10 Mi. S & W Of Trapani, Point Of Departure, New Haven # 2. 48FS, 14FG, Pilot POW, Sardinia, taken prisoner by Italians but then he came back to his unit., microfilm A0741 from AFHRA. Possibilities UFFZ Heniz Birth 7/jg53, 5-6 kilometers S.E. of Siacca at 3000 meters at 8:35. The other was downed by LTN  Willy  Kientch, 6/jg27 40 kilometers South of Marettimo at 8:45. June 15, 1943. The mission on this day was the Milo Airdrome in Trapani, Sicily. Flights of P-38 Lockheed Lightnings from the North African Air Force's 14th Fighter Group, 48th Squadron were circling the target; while providing escort cover for the B-26 Martin Marauders from the 320th Bombardment Group. Suddenly Capt. Anderson’s P-38 was hit by flak from ground-fire or fire from an Italian Me-109. As his plane spiralled out of control, he bailed out into the Mediterranean Sea. Wounded, he was captured by the Italians as a prisoner of war, and was taken to their Marine Hospital in Trapani. On July 24, 1943 he was repatriated by U.S. Army Paratroopers.

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15-Jun-43

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Campbell, Richard A

O-659243

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, MC 202

20

15-Jun-43

43-2465

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Browne, Frederick W. 

O-729310

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location, Appox. 10 Mi. S & W Of Trapani. Point Of Departure, New Haven # 2. Entered the Service from, Massachusetts, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart.  Possibilities UFFZ Heniz Birth 7/jg53, 5-6 kilometers S.E. of Siacca at 3000 meters at 8:35. The other was downed by LTN  Willy  Kientch, 6/jg27 40 kilometers South of Marettimo at 8:45.

.

15-Jun-43

.

.

Hanes, William E

O-043127

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

308

18-Jun-43

42-12967

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Campbell, Bruce L

O-728974

49FS

14FG

12AF

POW

Location, Off N. E. Coast Of Lorenzo Island, Point Of Departure, A P O 525. Collision, In trying to avoid flak collided with Lt. Church and both planes crashed into the water at approx. 1105 hrs, between the coast of Sicily and the Northeast coast of Lenanze Island. He parachuted to safety., Milo A/D, Sicily, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

309

18-Jun-43

43-2499

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Church, George B. 

O-733823

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location, Off N. E. Coast Of Lorenzo Island, Point Of Departure, A P O 525. Entered the Service from, Maryland, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Collision, In trying to avoid flak collided with Lt. Campbell and both plane crashed into the water at approx. 1105 hrs, between the coast of Sicily and the Northeast coast of Lenanze Island

.

20-Jun-43

.

.

Evans, Anthony

O-728984

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

57

24-Jun-43

43-2360

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Alexander, Harold R 

O-736057

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Location, Vicinity Of Villanova, Point Of Departure, Telergma A. B. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

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24-Jun-43

.

.

Blair, Hubert M

O-659061

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

24-Jun-43

.

.

Garbett, John S

O-732217

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

24-Jun-43

Possible 43-2517

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning (Numbered yellow 66, named "Kay")

Hollingsworth, James M

O-730495

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Bf-109, this P-38 (1st FG) lost Aug 20, 1943.  MACR 422

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24-Jun-43

.

.

Rudder, Carl F

O-431323

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

24-Jun-43

.

.

Wightman, George D

O-725393

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

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26-Jun-43

 

 

Neely, William D. III

O-659836

49FS

14FG

12AF

DNB

Hometown: Rutherford County, TN, Crash, On a practice mission taking the part of the enemy and diving on the formation trying to break it up. Started his dive at approx. 35,000 feet and finally pulled out at 4,000 where his right wing broke off. Not known what happened, if he blacked out or not, on pulling out but the plane continued in level flight for a distance and then went into a spin and crashed into a mountain about 20 miles from Telergma, Algiers

.

28-Jun-43

.

.

DeMoss, Lloyd K

O-659804

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

28-Jun-43

.

.

Miller, Joseph E Jr

O-659834

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

28-Jun-43

.

.

Stidham, Jerry South

O-730654

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

02-Jul-43

.

.

Watson, Ralph J

O-404100

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

03-Jul-43

.

.

Leikness, Marlow J

O-659141

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

08-Jul-43

.

.

Watson, Ralph J

O-404100

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

09-Jul-43

.

.

Campbell, Richard A

O-659243

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Bf-109

.

09-Jul-43

 

.

Kennedy, Wallace E. 

O-733912

48FS

14FG

12AF

DNB

Entered the Service from, Minnesota, Buried at: Plot E Row 4 Grave 6, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, killed when he hit the runway. Both engines cut out and he burned when he crashed near Tabourba.

340

10-Jul-43

42-12938

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Booth, Sidney R.

O-733803

49FS

14FG

12AF

FOD, 11 Jul 44

Hometown: Allegheny County, PA. Location, Tamacca, Sicily, Point Of Departure, A P O 525. On a dive bombing and strafing mission over Sicily the flight was attacked by E/A. Last seen as the formation swung into the enemy at approx. 1040 hrs. Cause presumed to be E/A., Ramacca, Sicily. Possibility from Prien`s JG53 history book: 10.15-11ooAM, II/JG53 free hunting with 6 planes over the beachhead by Gela, 5 P-38 s/d one of them by Rollwage at 10.37 Ofw. Herbert Rollwage, who was shot down later that day near S. Peitro survived and returned to his Unit.

100

10-Jul-43

43-2389

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Bland, Wallace G

O-659794

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Hometown: Cullman County, AL. Location, Vicinity Of Palagonia, Sicily, Point Of Departure, A P O 525. Entered the Service from, Alabama, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Palagonia, Sicily, Flak, At approx. 1630 hrs while on a dive bombing and strafing mission over Sicily his plane was struck by flak. He was seen leaving his plane, but apparently struck the tail boom and was stunned as his chute did not open and his body was seen to hit the ground

74

10-Jul-43

42-12961

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Knepper, Allen W.

MACR has mis-spelt his name as Knapper

O-737801

49FS

14FG

12AF

FOD, 11 Jul 44

Hometown: Nez Perce County, ID. Location, Vicinity Of Palagonia, Sicily, Point Of Departure, A P O 525. Flak, At approx. 1630 hrs while on a dive bombing and strafing mission over Sicily his plane was struck by flak. Not seen to leave his plane and it crashed into earth., Palagonia, Sicily

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10-Jul-43

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Leikness, Marlow J

O-659141

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

10-Jul-43

.

.

Manlove, Wayne M

O-729035

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

11-Jul-43

.

.

Hanes, William E

O-043127

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

11-Jul-43

.

.

Leikness, Marlow J

O-659141

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

70

12-Jul-43

43-2333

Lockheed P-38G-13-LO Lightning

Herrmann, Robert J. 

O-737784

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Michigan, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart. Location, Approx. 10 Miles S. Of Pt. Eupedocle, Sicily, Point Of Departure, El Bathan

.

12-Jul-43

.

.

Saum, John E

O-733996

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

12-Jul-43

Stidham, Jerry South 

O-730654

48FS

14FG

12AF

MIA/Rtn

Returns 24 July 43, after escaping from Germans twice in Sicily.

.

12-Jul-43

.

.

Weatherford, Sidney W

O-724756

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, MC 202

.

13-Jul-43

.

.

Hohman, Jack

T-000022

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

336

13-Jul-43

42-13212

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Lister, Donald J.

O-732286

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location, 25 Miles S W Of Gulteniseghen, Point Of Departure, El Bathan. Entered the Service from, Illinois, Buried at: Plot D Row 6 Grave 25, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, claims where made by Oblt. Frielinghaus of IV/JG 3 and Obfw. Johann Pichler of 7/JG 77 -this was extracted from "Spitfires over Sicily".

.

16-Jul-43

 

 

Hageny, Mark C.

O-391305

49FS

14FG

12AF

DNB

Hometown: Fulton County, GA. Took off on a routine flight and shortly after buzzed the area. He had two belly tanks and flying at slightly over flying speed on the buzz he went into a steep climb and then split S’d. He did not have enough altitude and crashed into the squadron area, where the plane burned, Elbathan, Algeria. Had a previous incident 15 Jan 43, with 331FS, 329FG in P-38, 41-2338

.

18-Jul-43

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.

Hendrix, Lloyd O

O-729005

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 4 victories

.

18-Jul-43

.

.

Hohman, Jack

T-000022

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

18-Jul-43

.

.

Jennings, Richard H Jr

O-730507

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

18-Jul-43

.

.

Leighton, Donald M

O-724549

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

18-Jul-43

.

.

Ross, Herbert E

O-421322

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

18-Jul-43

.

.

Smith, Orson T

O-725367

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

18-Jul-43

.

.

Weatherford, Sidney W

O-724756

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories, Ju 52/3M

.

18-Jul-43

.

.

Wilkens, Paul H

O-2056072

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

24-Jul-43

. Unconfirmed 14FG Pilot but this might be his return to Unit date? Anderson, Donald E O-431642 48FS 14FG 12AF POW North African Theatre: Sicily, Returned to Military Control, Liberated or Repatriated

.

01-Aug-43

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.

Rudder, Carl F

O-431323

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

02-Aug-43

.

.

Ellis, Lothrop F

O-733853

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

02-Aug-43

.

.

Knott, Carroll S

O-739021

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

02-Aug-43

.

.

Richard, Charles W

T-000052

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

04-Aug-43

.

.

Atckison, Richard G

O-740335

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

04-Aug-43

.

.

Barker, Forrest H

O-427116

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

04-Aug-43

.

.

Highsmith, Robert L

O-737786

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

04-Aug-43

.

.

Knott, Carroll S

O-739021

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

445

04-Aug-43

43-2393

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Hendrix, Lloyd O. 

O-729005

37FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location, Gulf Of S. Bufemis, Point Of Departure, St. Marie Du Zit. Entered the Service from, Missouri, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 8 Oak Leaf Clusters

.

04-Aug-43

.

.

Evans, Anthony

O-728984

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

04-Aug-43

.

.

Leikness, Marlow J

O-659141

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

13-Aug-43

.

.

Moomaw, Russell K

O-732312

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

412

17-Aug-43

MACR gives,  42-19430 which is Cancelled contract for Bell P-39N Airacobra

More likely 42-13430 Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Tarr, Jack Leslie

O-730663

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location, One Mile Off Cape Spartivento Italy, Point Of Departure, St. Marie Du Zit. Entered the Service from, California, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

413

17-Aug-43

42-13436

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Texter, Harold Ivin

O-743540

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location, One Mile Off Cape Spartivento Italy, Point Of Departure, St. Marie Du Zit. Entered the Service from, Ohio, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart

410

17-Aug-43

42-13413

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Tompkins, Robert C. 

O-743544

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location, 8 Miles N. Of Cape Sparti-Vento, Italy, Point Of Departure, St. Marie Du Zit. Entered the Service from, Indiana, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Carthage, Tunisia

.

19-Aug-43

.

.

Decker, Richard E

O-421891

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

459

19-Aug-43

42-5837 Lockheed/Vega B-17F-25-VE Fortress Farrell, Raymond J 19059551 . . 12AF POW Connection if any to 14FG unknown to me . Location, 40°38' N-15°05' E., Point Of Departure, Massicault, Tunisia. Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

.

19-Aug-43

.

.

Harper, Harold T

O-729001

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

19-Aug-43

.

.

Hickman, Herbert C

T-000020

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

19-Aug-43

.

.

Hollingsworth, James M

O-730495

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

Mentioned on page 3 of  477 and in 479

19-Aug-43

42-13152

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Moak, Jack L

 

14FG

12AF

POW

On a bomber escort mission to Foggia, Italy Lt. Moak dropped from formation and was attacked by E/A. Lt. Moak bailed out and was taken POW., Foggia, Italy (No NARA POW record found)

.

20-Aug-43

 

 

Hoke, Walter L.

O-733890

49FS

14FG

12AF

DNB

Hometown: Carroll County, MD, Just after take off his engines started to cut out. He tried to drop belly tanks. One dropped and the other remained on ship. He tried to come in for a landing but crashed and the ship burst into flames. Upon medical examination it was found his skull had been crushed in the crash., St. Marie Du Zit, Tunisia

.

23-Aug-43

.

.

Gardener, Robert E

O-729333

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

488

23-Aug-43

MACR lists 43-13233, which is Cancelled contract, more likely is 42-13233

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning, numbered,  91 named *Rusty* 

Moomaw, Russell K., FOD is 24 Aug 44

O-732312

37FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location, Gulf Of Salerno, Point Of Departure, St. Marie Du Zit. Entered the Service from, Ohio, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart. Flew out of Bezerti Tunisia, he was on an air sea rescue mission and was attacked by a bunch of E.A. There was a PBY shot down and Lt. Moomaw took a hit in his starboard engine. A German by the name of FW. Hans Schafer got the initial hit 40 Km S.of the island of Capri. Lt. Moomaw escaped into the clouds and the others in his group went back to base in Beserti. When he ran out of cloud cover a German named UFFZ. Karl Knickel shot him down 50 Km S. of Capri at 30 Metres.

506

25-Aug-43

43-2470

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Africa, Daniel D.

O-733771

48FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location, 10 Ni S Of Ischia Island, Italy, Point Of Departure, St. Marie Du Zit. Entered the Service from, Pennsylvania, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

503

25-Aug-43

43-2534

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Hester, William K

O-427335

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location, Satellite 4/N #6, Foggia, Italy, Point Of Departure, St. Marie Du Zit. Entered the Service from, Texas, Buried at: Plot F Row 8 Grave 12, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery,  Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, On a strafing mission to Foggia satellite A/D #8 he was last seen in target area. After occupation by allied troops it was rumored that a twin engine plane was seen to be shot down by E/A. Upon investigation with the civilian authorities in the different towns in the vicinity the crashed plane was finally located. Although the numbers found in the wreckage did not correspond to the numbers on Lt. Hester’s plane it was found that the wreckage had been strafed by Germans. At the time the body had been buried as an "Unknown English Aviator". Later the body was removed to the British Military Cemetery at Bari. However clerks remembered seeing a metal tag which was from the body and they remembered the name "William" and "Texas" having been on the tags. The clerks stated the tags were like our own tags. The effects were turned over to a Red Cross agency but no receipt was found. Later it was definitely established that the plane number AF 43-2534 was the plane piloted by Lt. Hester on this date. His home was Dallas, Texas. It has been recommended that the British Military authorities be informed as to the findings and his grave appropriately marked.

.

25-Aug-43

.

.

Miller, Joseph E Jr

O-659834

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

25-Aug-43

.

.

Ross, Herbert E

O-421322

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

26-Aug-43

.

.

Miller, Joseph E Jr

O-659834

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

26-Aug-43

.

.

Ross, Herbert E

O-421322

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

26-Aug-43

.

.

Weatherford, Sidney W

O-724756

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Bf-109

.

26-Aug-43

.

.

Yarberry, Edward L

O-729092

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

510

27-Aug-43

42-12878

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning (not a 14FG member belongs to 368th Fighter Squadron, 359th Fighter Group)

Hyland, Edward J

O-674371

 .

.

.

.

Location, Btwn Ischa & Vantotene Ild, Point Of Departure, St. Marie Du Zit

.

27-Aug-43

.

.

DeMoss, Lloyd K

O-659804

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

27-Aug-43

.

.

Knott, Carroll S

O-739021

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

28-Aug-43

.

.

Campbell, Richard A

O-659243

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 2 victories, Bf-109

.

28-Aug-43

.

.

Clark, Donald L

O-730382

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

511

28-Aug-43

43-2538

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Dion, Earl J

T-000954

37FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location, N. W. Of Civitavecchia, Italy, Point Of Departure, St. Marie Du Zit. Entered the Service from, South Dakota, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

.

28-Aug-43

.

.

Evans, Anthony

O-728984

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

28-Aug-43

.

.

Gardener, Robert E

O-729333

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

28-Aug-43

.

.

Joyce, John D

O-732264

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

512

29-Aug-43

42-13410

,Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

McCoy, John D.

T-001054

49FS

14FG

12AF

POW

Location, Appx, 45 Miles S. W. Of Rome, Point Of Departure, St. Marie Du Zit. Approx. 45 miles SW of Rome after an attack by enemy aircraft both engines of Lt. McCoy’s plane were seen to be smoking. He was last seen at 41o 41’N. 11o26’E. by his escort as he was manoeuvring to get above him to give better protection. The time approx. 1040 hours, Orte RR Yard, Italy, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

.

29-Aug-43

.

.

Ross, Herbert E

O-421322

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

508

30-Aug-43

43-2418

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Bright, John G

O-889017

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Location, Vicitity Of Montalto D Castro, Italy, Point Of Departure, St. Marie Du Zit

.

4 Sep 43

. . Hardy, Frances 14FG 12AF Transfers in from the 1FG

.

5 Sep 43

.

.

Bright, John G

O-889017

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

5 Sep 43

.

.

Rudder, Carl F

O-431323

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

5 Sep 43

.

.

Wilson, Robert H

O-428432

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

6 Sep 43

.

.

Barber, Albert G

O-733783

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

6 Sep 43

.

.

Boatman, Beryl L

O-733800

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

6 Sep 43

.

.

Hannah, Harrison H Jr

O-730472

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

6 Sep 43

.

.

Harris, John M

O-732241

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

6 Sep 43

.

.

Haupt, Fred J III

T-000019

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

6 Sep 43

.

.

Ross, Herbert E

O-421322

48FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

6 Sep 43

.

.

Vardel, Wilbur E 

O-737907

49FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

707

15-Sep-43

43-2407

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Ogle, Louis D.

O-730585

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Location:, Fisciana, Italy, Point Of Departure, St. Maria Du Zit. Hometown: Lawrence County, MO, On dive bombing of the road between Baiana and Monteforte, Italy his plane was hit by flak and was seen to crash in the center of town of Fisciano, Italy. His plane was seen to catch on fire as it crashed into a building., Fisciano, Italy

714

18-Sep-43

42-13398

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Faust, Martin

O-442327 

49FS

14FG

12AF

KIA

Hometown: King County, WA, Location, Unknown, Point Of Departure, St. Maria Du Zit. On a strafing mission to Foggia Satellite A/D #2 the formation was met by intense, accurate and medium flak. It is presumed that he was shot down by flak and later confirmed that he was killed in action while on this raid, Foggia, Italy

.

18-Sep-43

.

.

Garbett, John S

O-732217

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

715

18-Sep-43

42-12924

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Rooney, Robert A, S Sgt

20709718

 

14FG

12AF

KIA

Hometown: Swift County, MN. Location, Unknown, Point Of Departure, St. Maria Du Zit

. 22 Sep 43 . . . . . 325FG 12AF . It was around this time frame when P-38s of the 14FG mistakenly attacked P-40s of the 325FG, Maj Robert Lee Baseler, CO, 325FG, jumped into the 325FG captured Bf-109 flew to what he thought was the 14FG base and scattered the troops there. Later that night he was awoken by Col Garmin of the 1FG and chewed out because it was the 1FG base that had be buzzed

.

03-Oct-43

.

.

Clark, Donald L

O-730382

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

09-Oct-43

.

.

Blue, Wayne L

O-729307

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

09-Oct-43

.

.

Hanna, Harry T

O-737778

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

09-Oct-43

.

.

Leverette, William L

O-322014

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 7 victories

.

09-Oct-43

.

.

Margison, Robert L

O-743460

37FS

14FG

12AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

01-Nov-43

 

.

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

On November 1, 1943, they were transferred  from the 12th Air Force to the 15th Air Force

.

01-Nov-43

43-2544 Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning Ross, Herbert E . 48FS 14FG 15AF . 3653 nose numbers, Plane was squadron numbered 13 named 2nd *Lil Karl*, scored a direct hit on the Italian liner, being used as a troopship, Rex. Herb Ross, a native of Stockton, flew with the 14th Fighter Group’s 48th Fighter Squadron in the Mediterranean, attacking targets in and around Italy. He flew 52 missions and down seven enemy aircraft – two Bf-109s, a pair of Macchi 202, two Ju-52s, and an Fw-190. Ross even gave Bob Hope a ride in his P-38 while the entertainer was in North Africa on a USO tour. Ross retired as a colonel from the Air Force after 27 years.

1182

09-Nov-43

43-2315

Lockheed P-38G-13-LO Lightning

Green, William H.

O-750575

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Location, Unknown, Point Of Departure, St. Maria Du Zit.. Entered the Service from, Kansas, Buried at: Plot B Row 8 Grave 31, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Purple Heart, Unknown cause, Last contacted by radio near the SW tip of Corsica, in the vicinity of Ajaccio. He reported he was turning back to base at this point. The time was approx. 1300 hrs which was before reaching the target area, Nure, Sardinia,

.

14-Dec-43

.

.

Leverette, William L

O-322014

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory. During the morning, nine 15th Light Bombardment Squadron A-20s, escorted by eight 14th Fighter Group P-38s and twelve 33d Fighter Group P-40s, attack the Sfax railroad station. During the afternoon, nine 15th Light Bombardment Squadron A-20s, escorted by P-38s, attack the same target.

.

16-Dec-43

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.

Wilkens, Paul H

O-2056072

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

2079

16-Dec-43

43-2379

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Pitre, Eugene N Jr

O-749051

37FS

14FG

15AF

FOD

Location, Ariano, Italy, Point Of Departure, Foggia # 7

.

20-Dec-43

.

.

Hoke, Robert E

O-743447

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

20-Dec-43

.

.

Schoener, Herbert C

O-743513

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

20-Dec-43

42-104259

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning (Plane had a Star of David painted on it)

Seidman, Robert K

O-799657

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 3 victories

.

20-Dec-43

.

.

Stahl, Kenneth L

O-746238

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

. 20-Dec-43 43-2527 Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning (Yellow 56, named "Pat II") Taylor, Oliver B O-022046 HQ 14FG 15AF . Claims 1 victory, BF-109 over Eleusis Airfield Greece

1593

30-Dec-43

43-2511

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Baggott, Frederick W

48FS

14FG

15AF

Location, Near Padua, Italy, Point Of Departure, Foggia # 7

.

30-Dec-43

.

.

Cowie, Robert P

O-737008

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

1594

30-Dec-43

42-12995

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Erwin, Chester Delmore Jr

O-801683

 

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, Near Padua, Italy, Point Of Departure, Foggia # 7. one of two shot down this day, SERVED AS A P-38 PILOT IN NORTHERN ITALY. PRISONER OF WAR AT STALAG LUFT 1 IN BARTH, GERMANY FOR 18 MONTHS., HOMETOWN Miami, FL, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

.

30-Dec-43

.

.

Hannah, Harrison H Jr

O-730472

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

30-Dec-43

42-13140

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Martin, John W

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

crash landing, Triolo AF 

1944

MACR# Date Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service# Sqdn Group AF Status Comments

1695

03-Jan-44

41-7633

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

.

9094, Conflict

03-Jan-44

43-2427

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

See below

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

lost Jan 3, 1944. MACR 9094, Conflict, 23 Feb 1944, Pilot killed,

9094

03-Jan-44

43-2427 

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Fritz, David C. 

O-748952

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Ohio, Buried at: Plot A Row 8 Grave 41, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, Unknown cause, He was last seen leaving the target flying formation at approx. 1145 hrs., Villa  Peresa, Italy. Location, Vicinity Of Peresa, Italy, Point Of Departure, Foggia, Italy

.

07-Jan-44

.

.

Wright, Max J

O-743389

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

511

08-Jan-44

43-2538

 Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Sullivan, Kenneth C

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

crash landed, plane destroyed, Corsica

.

10-Jan-44

.

.

Cowie, Robert P

O-737008

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-Jan-44

.

.

Hoke, Robert E

O-743447

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-Jan-44

.

.

Liles, Roy C

O-668254

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-Jan-44

.

.

Margison, Robert L

O-743460

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

Conflict, 1816

10-Jan-44

43-2458

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Richards, George E

37FS

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Location, Near Sofia, Bulgaria, Point Of Departure, Foggia # 7. 14th FG, lost Jan 10, 1944. MACR 1816, also listed with 97FS, 82FG, 14 Jan 44, damaged taxiing, Foggia.

.

10-Jan-44

.

.

Simmons, Harold

O-659192

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-Jan-44

.

Tatum, Cleveland J

O-746220

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-Jan-44

43-2527 Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning (Yellow 56, named "Pat II") Taylor, Oliver B O-022046 HQ 14FG 15AF . Claims 1 victory

.

10-Jan-44

.

.

Wilkens, Paul H

O-2056072

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

13-Jan-44

.

.

Raley, Nathaniel G

O-743500

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 0.50 victory

.

13-Jan-44

42-13371

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Sebring, Ralph W 

O-885684

48FS

14FG

15AF

.

Claims 1 victory

1817

13-Jan-44

42-13371

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Sebring, Ralph W 

O-885684

48FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, Rome, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triola L/G. Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

1811

13-Jan-44

43-2331

Lockheed P-38G-13-LO Lightning, 

Tyler, Dale W

O-746231

37FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, 5 Mi. N. W. Of Rome, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

.

13-Jan-44

.

.

Wagner, Michael A

O-800079

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 0.50 victory

.

13-Jan-44

.

.

Wilkens, Paul H

O-2056072

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

16-Jan-44

.

.

Mathews, Morgan H

O-743360

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

16-Jan-44

.

.

Smith, Thomas W

O-736393

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

1794

16-Jan-44

42-13365

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Stahl, Kenneth L

O-746212

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

HOMETOWN, Pontiac, IL, HONORED BY
Roy Stahl, P-38 PILOT, FLEW OUT OF ITALY. SHOT DOWN OVER YUGOSLAVIA IN JANUARY 1944, WHILE IN COMBAT WITH GERMAN AIRCRAFT. Location, N. Of Fiume, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

1795

16-Jan-44

42-13366

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Williams, Richard F

O-750748

48FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, Approx. 40 Miles Inland From Yugoslav Coast, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G. Middle East Theatre: Yugoslavia. Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12. Lt. Wright was squadron leader today and took off with an eleven plane formation to Klagenfurt, Austria. In the Ljubljana area they were jumped by 15 Me-109's and a short dogfight ensued. There were no claims. Lt. Williams left engine was seen to catch on fire though no enemy had been observed within firing range. He bailed out and was last seen entering a cloud layer at 10,000 ft. with his chute still unopened. It is thought that he purposely delayed it so there is reason to believe he may still be alive. 

1796

16-Jan-44

43-2472

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

La Rue, Elmer H

O-737150

37FS

14FG

15AF

FOD

Hometown: Cook County, IL. Location, So. Of Naklo, Yugoslavia, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

1990

20-Jan-44

42-13447

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightening

Duff, Arthur V.

O-668218

49FS

14FG

15AF

FOD

see 17-Sep-45

Mechanical  failure, In the vicinity of Nettuno, Italy at approx. 1230 hrs the airplane caught fire in the right engine. He bailed out into the sea and his dinghy was seen to be inflated., Nettuno, Italy. Location, Vicinity Of Nettuno, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

.

21-Jan -44

. . . . . 14FG 15AF . "Lts. Ellis, Lothrop F. (Bud), Foster, and Leiter left the squadron this afternoon to report in Bari for orders to proceed to the States after completion of 50 missions.
.

21-Jan -44

. . La Scotte, Jerome A. . 49FS 14FG 15AF .

He was assigned to the squadron on August 9, 1943 and flew his first combat mission on August 19. 1943. On January 21, 1944 Lt. La Scotte and six other pilots flew to England in a B-17 to pick up some new P-38s and fly them back to Italy.  He returned on February 13.  (In point of fact, these were not "new" aircraft but cast-offs - P-38Hs - from the 8th Air Force, which was receiving the newer and improved P-38J model.) Lt. La Scotte flew his last combat mission on March 2, 1944 and left the squadron five days later.

.

21-Jan -44

.

.

McGuyrt, John W Jr

O-743463

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

21-Jan -44

.

.

Wagner, Michael A

O-800079

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

2035

23-Jan-44

43-2172

Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning, 

Waldrop, Melvin T 

O-802369

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Lost over Italy. Hometown: Leake County, MS. Location, Near Rieti, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G

2034

23-Jan-44 

43-2337

Lockheed P-38G-13-LO Lightning

Viertel, Glen J 

.

48FS

14FG

15AF

S/d

Location, Approx. 25 Miles West Of Point Ansio, Point Of Departure, Foggia # 7

2036

27-Jan-44

43-2545

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Greenup, Harry R.

O-750576

49FS

14FG

15AF

 POW

Between Marseilles and Toulon, France approx. 1230 hrs the flight was attacked by E/A. He was last seen as the flight was turning into the E/A. His plane was found close to Rileys plane (see below) Source: Aéro-Re.L.I.C. site November 6, 1996, Les Lecques's bay (La Ciotat's bay east), 140ft of depth !, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

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27-Jan-44

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Jackson, Norman W

O-729342

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

2038

27-Jan-44

43-2543

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning,

Riley, James G Jr

O-800593

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Marcel Camilleri, professional diver and director of Lecques Aquanaut Center, in Saint-Cyr, discovers the wreck of P-38 Lightning laying on its back on a sandy bottom. The American twin-engine is literally covered with fishing nets, and it will be necessary to make more than 200 dives on the site, before the wreck take this fabulous aspect we know today.disappeared in flames into the sea in La Ciotat's Bay, France, shot down by flak and fighters. Near Marseilles, France, escorting B-17 bombers coming to destroy the airfield of Salon-de-Provence, France.Between Marseilles and Toulon, France approx. 1230 hrs when jumped by E/A headed for deck where heavy ground fire was encountered. Last seen as the formation leveled out on the deck

.

27-Jan-44

42-104259

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning (Plane had a Star of David painted on it)

Seidman, Robert K

O-799657

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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30-Jan-44

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.

Wright, Max J

O-743389

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-Feb-44

43-2536

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Schetler, Jackson R, 

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Force landed, plane destroyed, Rotello/nr, Italy

2306

10-Feb-44

42-12952

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Raley, Nathaniel G

O-743500

48FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, About 15 Miles East Of Vicovaro, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G. Distinguished Flying Cross, Purple Heart, European Theater of Operations ribbon with four battle stars. On his 48th mission in late January 1944, one engine in Raley's P-38 was hit by enemy fire. Flames were shooting 25 feet behind the engine and Raley wanted to head to the coast to ditch the plane. But enemy fire started hitting the remaining operating engine and a 20 mm shell landed in the cockpit floorboard. The shell didn't explode, but it went through the plane's fuel tank.. Bailing out and captured, he was then shipped by rail box car to Munich, where he spent two months in Stalag 7-A. He spent some time there in solitary confinement because he refused to talk during interrogation. Raley was transferred to Stalag Luft 1 in Barth, Germany, near the Baltic Sea. He spent a year and two days there.

2307

10-Feb-44

42-13185

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Bowerman, George W. 

T-060986

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Michigan, Buried at: Plot H Row 13 Grave 24, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart. Location, Near Vicovaro, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G

2573

10-Feb-44

43-2485

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Darnold, Vyrle W 

O-750551

 

14FG

15AF

POW

North African Theatre: Italy, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

2572

10-Feb-44

43-2516

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Dalrymple Richard D 

O-802259

48FS ?

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, Near Vallinfreda, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

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13-Feb-44

42-13369

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Shortt, Swanson T

O-744776

49FS

14FG

15AF

Hometown: Grayson County, VA, Crashed, engine failure, plane destroyed, HONORED BY, Mr. J. Buford Manning, P-38 AND P-51 FIGHTER PILOT

.

14-Feb-44

43-2451

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Hames, Robert L

O-751315

48FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA, Pilot killed, plane destroyed, mid air collision, Lt. Wood and Lt. Homes crashed in the air over the field today. Both crashed and burned, Italy

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14-Feb-44

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Mars, Lawrence W

O-749031

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory Larry Mars was born on February 8, 1921, in Watertown, MN. He was commissioned a 2Lt in the U.S. Army Air Forces through the Aviation Cadet Program on April 9, 1942, and served as a P-38 Lightning pilot during WWII. He was credited with shooting down 3 enemy aircraft while a member of the 37th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group, in the Mediterranean Theatres during 1944. Capt Mars was discharged on September 14, 1945, but was recalled to active duty on May 12, 1946. He served until he was given a medical retirement from the U.S. Air Force on July 31, 1950. Larry Mars died in 2000.

2487

14-Feb-44

43-2544

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

McMahon, Donald Ross 

O-885287

37FS

14FG

15AF

FOD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA. Location, 80 Mi. S/E Of Verona, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Lt Margison was leading the Sqdn, McMahon was flying as #2. On a B-24 escort mission to Verona, Italy, lost due to flak damage near Cavallara, north Italy, close to the city of Via Dana, Italy.,  prior service with 4FS, 52FG and the RAF in England.  Lemon, Enoch P (Crew Chief Bob Taylor) was leading white flight that day.Temporary buriall site, Mirandola Cemetery, Mirandola, Italy, later moved at request of next of kin to a private cemetery somewhere in the state of Washington. He is now buried in Endicott, Washington, a small town about 50 miles SW of Spokane.  His parents are buried there too, next to his grave. When Don went down he radioed for someone to feed Mike, his wire haired terrier.  Somehow, Don's parents were able to get Mike sent back to the U.S. and Don's cousin Larry said that as a boy he would walk Mike in the Memorial Day and Veteran's Day parades in honor of Don. 

.

14-Feb-44

43-2478

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Wood, George Francis

O-752166

48FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: Brown County, MN, Pilot killed, plane destroyed, mid air collision, Lt. Wood and Lt. Homes crashed in the air over the field today. Both crashed and burned, Italy. HONORED BY
Mrs. Arleen Wood, Sister-in-law, SECOND LIEUTENANT, P-38 PILOT; FLIGHT LEADER ON THE ITALIAN FRONT. PROVIDED FIGHTER ESCORT OVER GERMANY. DIED IN ITALY

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22-Feb-44

.

.

Leverette, William L

O-322014

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

23-Feb-44

.

.

Cowie, Robert P

O-737008

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

24-Feb-44

.

.

Margison, Robert L

O-743460

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

25-Feb-44

.

.

Mathews, Morgan H

O-743360

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

28-Feb-44

43-2533

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Penning, John H

O-744747

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Norfolk County, MA, Plane destroyed landing

.

11-Mar-44

.

.

White, John G

O-659501

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

3213

17-Mar-44

42-13234

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Liles, Roy C.

O-668254

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Mechanical  failure, Both engines quit at approx. 18o12’E. 43o18’N. where he bailed out safely. This is in the vicinity of Kefino Selo, Yugoslavia., Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

.

18-Mar-44

.

.

Leverette, William L

O-322014

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

18-Mar-44

.

.

Mars, Lawrence W

O-749031

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

18-Mar-44

.

.

Sandifer, John D Jr

O-730623

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

18-Mar-44

.

.

Townsend, Charles C

O-746225

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

18-Mar-44

.

.

Vann, David A

O-736422

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

3367

29-Mar-44

42-68165

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning, 

Tucker, William B

O-750728

 

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, About 15 Miles N.E. Of Vicenza, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G. Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

.

29-Mar-44

.

.

Wright, Max J

O-743389

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

29-Mar-44

.

.

Griffith, Robert H

O-886215

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

30-Mar-44

.

.

Wright, Max J

O-743389

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

3692

30-Mar-44

42-13452

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

.

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

.

.

2 Apr 44

.

.

Abbott, Nathan M

O-378458

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

42-104107 Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning Goldstein (now Graham), Philip M O-750574 49FS 14FG 15AF . Named *Jew Boy* on the left cowling repeated the name in German on the right side cowling. Send 12 planes on escort of bombers to Steyer, Austria. Our boys got 12 enemy planes, two probable and one hit. All returned okay except for small holes. The group got 20 enemy planes, four probable and two hits, and lost two ships. One at this base. They saw about 60 enemy fighters. (Information from a 48FS source)

.

2 Apr 44

.

.

Dickenson, Arnold H

O-749576

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

.

.

Goldstein, Philip M

O-750574

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

.

.

Jones, Clarence J

O-1703092

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

.

.

King, Arthur V Jr

O-742874

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

.

Lemon, Enoch P

O-737157

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory (His Crew Chief was Bob Taylor)

.

2 Apr 44

.

Lindstrom, John W

O-1703090

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

.

.

Meidinger, John C

O-743471

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

.

.

McGuyrt, John W Jr

O-743463

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

2 Apr 44

.

Phillips, Frank V

O-749049

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

.

.

Shannon, William E

O-737273

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

.

Tatum, Cleveland J

O-746220

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

.

.

Thysell, Harold R

O-803495

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

.

.

Wagner, Michael A

O-800079

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

2 Apr 44

.

White, William O

O-1703094

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

3 Apr 44

.

.

Wright, Max J

O-743389

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

 5 Apr 44

43-2180

Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning

Lindstrom, John R "Swede"

O-1703090

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Escort to Bucharest, Hungry, leaking fuel, fuel exhausted, bailed out, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

3705

07-Apr-44

42-104017

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

.

.

07-Apr-44

.

.

Benne, Louis

O-802235

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

07-Apr-44

.

.

Brewer, William T

O-743304

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

07-Apr-44

.

.

Becker, William W

O-743304

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

3954

07-Apr-44

42-104057

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Crow, Wesley B. Jr

O-669458

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

During aerial combat Lt. Crow developed rough engines and had to return to base. He is listed as missing and it is presumed that he was shot down by enemy aircraft., Maestre, Italy, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12 Location, Vicinity Of Maestre, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

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07-Apr-44

.

.

Jones, Warren L

O-1703079

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

07-Apr-44

.

.

Martin, James F

O-388572

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

07-Apr-44

.

.

Sandifer, John D Jr

O-730623

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

07-Apr-44

42-104259

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning (Plane had a Star of David painted on it)

Seidman, Robert K

O-799657

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

07-Apr-44

.

.

Thornberry, Myrvill E

O-744800

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-Apr-44

 

Source: 48 FS webpage

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

We have twenty-seven P38-J ships now. Old planes are going to be sent back to the 1stFG.. Only two of the old ones left, keeping one for piggyback. Started on new job as flight chief.

.

10 Apr 44

.

.

Grant, John B

O-730460

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

 

.

12 Apr 44

.

.

Abbott, Nathan M

O-378458

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

12 Apr 44

.

.

Dickenson, Arnold H

O-749576

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

12 Apr 44

.

.

Hullsiek, Robert E

O-740432

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

12 Apr 44

.

.

Ingram, Charles H

O-748990

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

12 Apr 44

.

.

Leverette, William L

O-322014

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

12-Apr-44

.

.

Sandifer, John D Jr

O-730623

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

13-Apr-44

.

Ashmead, Ronald E

O-733755

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Ditched N of the island, picked by RAF Air Sea Rescue, Vis, Yugoslavia

4043

15-Apr-44

42-104138

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Ford , Oliver E .Jr.

O-020442

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Houston County, TX, Unknown cause, On his first mission as pilot of a P-38. Became separated from his squadron during aerial combat but radioed that he had hooked on with another squadron. No other squadron seemed to have any knowledge of this. He never returned to base, Slobozia, Rumania. Location, Vicinity Of Slobozia,Roumania, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

4368

15-Apr-44

42-67965

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Garrity, Joseph A

O-750570

 

14FG

15AF

POW

Middle East Theatre: Rumania,

.

15 Apr 44

.

.

Hullsiek, Robert E

O-740432

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

4371

15-Aug-44

42-104102 Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning Ingram, John C. Jr. O-750599 37FS 14FG 15AF KIA Location: N. W. Budapest, Point Of Departure: Triolo, Italy. Entered the Service from, Colorado, Buried at: Plot I Row 9 Grave 30, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart

.

15-Apr-44

.

.

Mars, Lawrence W

O-749031

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

15-Apr-44

.

.

McClaine, Porter M

O-749018

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

15-Apr-44

.

Tatum, Cleveland J

O-746220

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

20 Apr 44

.

.

Jackson, Norman W

O-729342

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

20 Apr 44

.

.

McGuyrt, John W Jr

O-743463

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

20 Apr 44

.

.

Simmons, Harold

O-659192

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

21-Apr-44

.

.

Church, William T

O-802251

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

21-Apr-44

.

.

Elston, Marvin R

O-748933

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

21-Apr-44

.

.

Gaskin, Kenneth A

O-412584

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 3 victories

.

21-Apr-44

.

.

McClaine, Porter M

O-749018

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

21-Apr-44

.

Phillips, Frank V

O-749049

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

21-Apr-44

. . Taylor, Oliver B O-022046 HQ 14FG 15AF . Claims 2 victories

4377

21-Apr-44

42-10408

Curtiss P-40K-15-CU Warhawk

Wilhelm, Richard D

O-746238

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Philadelphia County, PA. Location, N. W. Of Nis, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Also listed as going to Brazil 10409 was to have gone to Brazil, but force landed at Cayenne, French Guiana during ferry flight. Condemned Feb 8, 1943

4378

21-Apr-44

42-104151

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Zimmerman, Robert G

O-746244

 

14FG

15AF

 POW

Location: N. W. Budapest, Point Of Departure: Triolo, Italy, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

4642

30-Apr-44

42-104043

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Barker, Forrest H

O-427116

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Location, Comacchio Lake, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

4644

05-May-44

42-104027

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Griffith, Robert N

O-884215

48FS ?

14FG

15AF

POW

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

.

06-May-44

.

.

Wagner, Michael A

O-800079

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

06-May-44

.

.

White, Walter A

 O-752163

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

4656

07-May-44

42-104238

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Cloyd, Earvie, T 

O-750541

 

14FG

15AF

POW

Middle East Theatre: Rumania

Other source have date as 9 May 1944

07-May-44

42-104107

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning (Numbered black 47 with small 07 on nose, named “Jew Boy”)

Goldstein (now Graham), Philip M

O-750574

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Fiat G 50

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07-May-44

.

.

Jones, Clyde L Jr

O-760324

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

07-May-44

.

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Jule, Wesley L

O-1703109

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

07-May-44

.

.

Teige, Quentin A

O-758887

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

07-May-44

 

.

Wagner, Micheal A

O-800079

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Lost two ships in landing, and so forth, in the last two days. Lt. Wagner bellied in here.

.

07-May-44

42-104084

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

O'Connor, George J

O-760374

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

damaged taxiing, Italy

.

10-May-44

.

.

Hancock, Wesley C

O-802027

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-May-44

 

.

Jones, John A Jr

O-760325

37 FS

14FG

15AF

 

Escort to Wiener Neustadt, mechanical failure on right engine before reaching Austrian border, tried to return, plane caught fire, pilot bailed out NW of town Senj, Yugoslavia

.

10-May-44

.

.

Jones, Warren L

O-1703079

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-May-44

.

Lemon, Enoch P

O-737157

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-May-44

.

.

Palmer, William R

O-729052

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-May-44

.

.

Pening, John H

O-744747

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-May-44

.

.

White, Walter A

O-752163

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-May-44

.

.

Winston, Paul George Jr

O-759147

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

10-May-44

 

.

.

.

 

14FG

15AF

 

Number five bellied in somewhere today

4759

12-May-44

42-67942

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Winston, Paul George Jr (Not confirmed)

O-759147

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Hillsborough County, FL

4740

12-May-44

42-104246

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Aldrich, Herbert Lertis

O-750508

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Oakland County, MI. Location, 40 Miles S E Of Bologna, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G

5078

14-May-44

42-104076

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Lavery, William A. 

O-760337

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, California, Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, ditched in Adriatic Sea 36 mi E of Pescara, Italy. Location, 42°30' N.-14°55' E., Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G

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14-May-44

.

.

Schill, John G Jr

O-798170

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

5049

14-May-44

42-104259

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning (Plane had a Star of David painted on it)

Seidman, Robert Kronson

O-799657

49FS

14FG

15AF

FOD

Hometown: Allegheny County, PA, Had the Star of David painted on the side of his plane, Udine, Italy, While flying his fiftieth mission. This was a strafing mission to Villaorba A/D. After destroying 5 Ju 88’s on the ground and gun positions he was struck by small arms fire while going over telephone wires when his plane burst into flames. He was forced to belly in. There was no time for him  to leave his crippled ship. Location, Vicinity Of Udine, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

5041/5042

18-May-44

42-104063

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Wingert, Paul J.  he had to bail out before this event, I am trying to trace when and where he bailed out from 10,000 feet after a  flak hit and landed in a chow line 1,000 feet inside friendly lines

O-801354

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Pennsylvania, Buried at: Plot C Row 1 Grave 41, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, Unknown cause, On return from target the flight encountered a complete overcast. He was last seen when they entered the overcast at 43o20’N. 22o50’E. at 1215 hrs When Lt. Purdy came out of the overcast he could not contact him by radio., Divaslat, Bulgaria. Location, Approximately 43°20' North 22°50' East, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

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22-May-44

42-104127

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Sziich, Andrew S

O-801349

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Allegheny County, PA. Pilot killed, plane destroyed taking off, Triolo, Italy, Thirty-seventh squadron lost a plane on take-off today, burned immediately.

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23-May-44

42-68024

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning (Numbered black 34 with small 024 on the nose, named “Snookie II”)

Lenox, Jack Jr

O-1703108

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Bf-109

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24-May-44

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Benne, Louis

O-802235

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

24-May-44

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Cullen, John F

O-743922

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

24-May-44

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Fowler, Richard L

O-750564

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

24-May-44

.

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Jones, Clyde L Jr

O-760324

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

24-May-44

42-68024

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning (Numbered black 34 with small 024 on the nose, named “Snookie II”)

Lenox, Jack Jr

O-1703108

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory, Me-21

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24-May-44

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Lewis, John D

O-754522

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

24-May-44

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Palmer, William R

O-729052

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

24-May-44

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Purdy, Thomas S

O-802343

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

24-May-44

42-68169

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Sell, Milton M

O-702848

78FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: Olmsted County, MN, Pilot killed, plane destroyed in crash, Triolo, Italy

5184

24-May-44

43-28261

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning, 

Teige, Quentin A

O-758887

49FS

14FG

15AF

FOD

Hometown: Marinette County, WI, During a 30 minute encounter with the E/A he was last seen at the target area, Weiner Neustadt, Austria Location, Vicinity Of Friedberg, Austria, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Temporary burial site at Neuville-En_Condroz Cemetery, Leige, Belgium, later relocated at request of next of kin to a private cemetery in Marinette,  Wisconsin.

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24-May-44

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Oldhouser, Wilson H

O-793662

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

5186

24-May-44

42-67446

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Penning, John H.

O-744747

49FS

14FG

15AF

MIA/Rtn

Location, Vicinity Of Friedberg, Austria, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Lost over Austria Last seen during combat with E/A approx. 60 miles south of Weiner Neustadt, Austria, returned

.

25-May-44

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Abbott, Nathan M

O-378458

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

5638

25-May-44 some sources give date as 9 May 1944

42-104202

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Fowler, Richard L., Jr  This is the date on NARA POW

O-750564

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

From Texas. Between R/R And Highway By Po River Approx 12 Mi Ne Parma, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Last seen during combat with E/A approx. 60 miles south of Weiner Neustadt, Austria., Piecenza, Italy, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

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25-May-44

42-104107

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning (Numbered black 47 with small 07 on nose, named “Jew Boy”)

Goldstein (now Graham), Philip M

O-750574

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory, FW-190

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25-May-44

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Harrow, Jack R

O-799174

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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25-May-44

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Jones, Clarence J

O-1703092

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

25-May-44

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Jones, Warren L

O-1703079

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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25-May-44

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O'Toole, Lawrence A

O-760486

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

25-May-44

42-104159

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Pitner, Richard A

O-701156

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged belly landing, Italy

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25-May-44

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Semple, Warren E

O-744772

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

26-May-44

 

 

Hemmerlein, Edgar G.

O-750588

49FS

14FG

15AF

DOI

Hometown: Dubois County, IN, After refueling at Serragio A/D, Corsica he crashed on the takeoff and was severely burned. He climbed clear of the burning wreck but his clothes were all in flames. By the time they were extinguished he had suffered such severe burns that he died in the hospital the following day., Serragio A/D, Italy

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27-May-44

. . Taylor, Oliver B O-022046 HQ 14FG 15AF . Claims 1 victory

5193 this MACR belongs to 42-23285, P47D, Location, Approximately 2 Miles E. Of Javor, Yugolsavia, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G. Pilot 1st Lt Martin, James F. Jr 0-7__172, 14th FG

29-May-44

43-28275

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Possibly Simmons, Harry E

O-729068

48FS

14FG

15AF

FOD

Hometown: Allegheny County, PA. Memorialized at: North Africa American Cemetery. Location: Carthage, Tunisia

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29-May-44

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Steffes, Sylvester P

O-1703095

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

See 7135, 28 Jul 44

30-May-44

42-104090

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Neubuck, Leon E

O-701139

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged taxiing, Triolo, Italy plane later, lost Jul 28, 1944. MACR 7137

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02-Jun-44

42-104257

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Lee, Milford R

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

badly damaged taxiing, Triolo, Italy

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Jun-44

42-68024

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Lenox, Jack Jr

O-1703108

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Numbered 34, named Snookie II

.

Jun-44

43-28258 Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning Taylor, Oliver B "Obie" O-022046 49FS 14FG 15AF . Numbered 51, named Pat III, based at Triolo Italy

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03-Jun-44

42-104275

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Leonard, Charles S

O-816887

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged in crash landing, Triolo, Italy

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05-Jun-44

42-104115

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Starbuck, William T

O-684575

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Damaged taxiing, Triolo, Italy

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05-Jun-44

 

 

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

New pilots came in today. All they have is A.T. 6 training time, no combat training at all.

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06-Jun-44

 

 

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

We got five old P-38 G’s for training.

2034

09-Jun-44

43-2337

Lockheed P-38G-13-LO Lightning happened on 21 Jan 44

Viertel, Glen J 

 

 

14FG

15AF

Rtn

Lt. Virtel (sig) came in today. He was lost in Yugoslavia months ago (Location, Approx. 25 Miles West Of Point Ansio, Point Of Departure, Foggia # 7)  and slated MIA.

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11-Jun-44

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Jones, Clyde L Jr

O-760324

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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11-Jun-44

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Luttrell, Donald A

O-760343

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

11-Jun-44

43-28258

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning (Numbered black 51 named “Pat III”)

Oldhouser, Wilson H

O-793662

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory, FW-190

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11-Jun-44

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Purdy, Thomas S

O-802343

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

14-Jun-44

42-104229

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Benne, Louis

O-802235

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

6031

14-Jun-44

42-104229

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Benne, Louis

O-802235

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Squadron jumped by approx. 50 enemy aircraft over target area at Petfurda, Hungary. His plane was crippled by enemy aircraft and was returning to base accompanied by two others and radioed that he was OK about 30 min away from target. None of the three planes returned, Budapest, Hungary, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

6127

14-Jun-44

42-104262

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Jones, Clyde L. Jr.

O-760324

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

During aerial combat while the squadron was flying a Lufberry circle he was hit from below and seen to explode in the air. The E/A that shot him down was immediately shot down in flames by one of the other members of the squadron, Budapest, Hungary, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

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14-Jun-44

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Johnson, George T

O-817958

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

6420

14-Jun-44

42-104135

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Jule, Wesley L.

O-1703109

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Unknown, Presumably his ship was damaged in the aerial combat. To the best of our knowledge he was one of the three planes returning to base with Lt. Benne, Budapest, Hungary, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

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14-Jun-44

42-68024

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning (Numbered black 34 with small 024 on the nose, named “Snookie II”)

Lenox, Jack Jr

O-1703108

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 3 victories, Bf-109 over Petfurdo, Hungry

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14-Jun-44

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Long, Moses J

O-816126

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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14-Jun-44

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Luttrell, Donald A

O-760343

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

6421

14-Jun-44

43-28629

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

McLaughlin, John L.

O-760348

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

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14-Jun-44

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Musgrove, Houston C Jr

O-802060

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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14-Jun-44

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Purdy, Thomas S

O-802343

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

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14-Jun-44

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Shortt, Swanson T

O-744776

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 3 victories

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14-Jun-44

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Thomas, John B

O-760410

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

6424

14-Jun-44

43-28346

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Williams, Bill D

O-760213

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Unknown, Presumably his ship was damaged in the aerial combat. To the best of our knowledge he was one of the three planes returning to base with Lt. Benne,

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15-Jun-44

 

 

Semple, Warren E. 

O-744772

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Connecticut, Buried at: Plot B Row 9 Grave 3, Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters On a strafing mission to Orange, France Lt. Semple was last seen in the target area at 44o08’N. 04o52’E.

6422

15-Jun-44

42-104109

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Powers, Robert R

O-702839

 

14FG

15AF

POW

European Theatre: France, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

6423

15-Jun-44

42-104113

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

McClaine, Porter M

O-749018

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

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19-Jun-44

42-13013

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Phillips, Douglas R

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed in crash landing, Triolo, Italy

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20-Jun-44

42-13025

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Allen, Robert L Jr

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

plane destroyed belly landing, Italy

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20-Jun-44

43-28450

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Shortt, Swanson T.

O-744776

49FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: Grayson County, VA, Approx. 1430 hrs on 20 June 1944 while on a test hop around the immediate vicinity the right motor of Lt. Shortt’s plane caught fire. At the time he was circling the field for a landing. As he was coming across the field he released his canopy and kept making his approach. The fire seemed to go out and then burst anew. As he made the final turn his wing dropped and went into a spin and crashed in flames about five miles south of the field.

6426

22-Jun-44

43-28384

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Wakeman, John S

O-759121

 

14FG

15AF

POW

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24-Jun-44

42-13161 Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning Sielert, Roy Russell O-827061 48FS 14FG 15AF Plane destroyed crash belly landing due to engine failure, Italy

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25-Jun-44

43-28791

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

McConnell, Walter C

O-816901

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Damaged belly landing, Triolo, Italy

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29-Jun-44

42-104056

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Strom, Gustaf K

O-763398

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed taxiing, Italy

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30-Jun-44

42-104129

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Griffin, Robert P

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed landing, Italy

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30-Jun-44

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Pitner, Richard A

O-701156

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

Conflict in serial numbers (repaired and re-issued?)

01-Jul-44

42-13200

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Allen, Robert L Jr

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed belly landing, Triolo, Italy (82nd FG) lost Sep 2, 1943. MACR 571)

6567

03-Jul-44

44-23183

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Turner, Billy T.

O-763414

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Unknown cause, Lt. Turner was not feeling well but flew his first mission. At approx. 1015 hrs East of Sarejevo at 42o50’N. 18o40’E. he was last seen. Escort mission to S. Germany?, lost pressure in starboard engine, on return other engine cut, pilot thought to be hit by enemy fire, bailed out from 18000 ft, captured by local militia, Zepa, Yugoslavia, detaining power Germany

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04-Jul-44

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Robinson, Franklin L

O-396315

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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08-Jul-44

. . . . 49FS 14FG 15AF fighter sweep in Viena Area; claims 2 DES, 1 PROB, 4 DAM; Losses 2MIA,   2 LIA;

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08-Jul-44

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Brezas, Michael

O-813118

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

6807

08-Jul-44

42-104051

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Mitchell, Henry Donald

O--763294

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Location, Vienna Area, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G. Hometown: Washington County, AR
Claim in by Hptm. Lothar Baumann Stab I./JG 77 P-38 Lambordy 

 7148

08-Jul-44

43-28670

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Martin, Bernard 

T-190769

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Location, Vienna Area, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G. Entered the Service from, Illinois, Buried at: Plot A Row 43 Grave 35, Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart  Claim in by : Uffz. Schmitt 3.ZG 76 N. of St. Polten 10.12 h

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08-Jul-44

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Wimmer, Donald E

O-759146

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

08-Jul-44

41-7678

Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning

.

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14FG

15AF

.

Hptm. Lothar Baumann Stab I./JG 77 P-38 Lambordy 11.05 h (during the return to Italian front - third P-38)

7742

11-Jul-44

42-102423

Boeing B-17G-50-BO Fortress

Booth, Sidney R. This MACR must be an error and a Finding Of Death date see MACR 340 10 Jul 1943

O-733803

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Pennsylvania, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart Point Of Departure, Ridgewell, England

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11-Jul-44

 

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Knepper, Allan W. FOD date see MACR 74, 10 Jul 1943

O-737801

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Idaho, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart

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14-Jul-44

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Brezas, Michael

O-813118

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 3 victories

6857

14-Jul-44

43-28814

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Durbin, Clyde E.

O-756517

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Ohio, Buried at: Plot C Row 7 Grave 79, Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart. After the aerial combat with the enemy Capt. Schill was orbiting to the right to rejoin his flight when Lt. Durbin came up from below and sheared the right wing off Capt. Schill’s plane. His plane was seen spinning down and a dirty brown parachute was seen to open immediately after the collision occurred at 47o30’N. 18o28’E. at an altitude of 23,000 feet

7305

14-Jul-44

43-28737

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning, 

Higdon, Frank Mc Kinley Jr

O-817030

48FS

14FG

15AF

FOD

We got four enemy ships today and lost three. Lt. Higdon went down, collided in midair.

6824

14-Jul-44

43-28776

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Mac Combs, Ward Leon

O-760476

48FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, Approx. 25 Miles S E Of Budapest, Hungary, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

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14-Jul-44

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Robinson, Franklin L

O-396315

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

7306

14-Jul-44

42-104085

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Strom, Gustaf K

O-763398

48FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

6868

14-Jul-44

42-104148

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Schill, John G. Jr.

O-798170

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Pennsylvania, Buried at: Plot B Row 23 Grave 20, Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 9 Oak Leaf Clusters, After the flight led by Capt. Schill ended the aerial combat with the E/A and were reforming Lt. Durbin coming up from below and Capt. Schill orbiting to the right collided. The impact knocked the right wing off Capt. Schill’s plane whereupon it burst into flame. The collision occurred at Location, 47° 20'N-18°28' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

See 15 Aug 44

14-Jul-44

42-68024

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Tracy, Donald A

O-824788

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

numbered 34, named  "Snookie II",  2nd Lt. Lennox (AO01703108) shot down E/A on 05-23-44, 05-24-44 and 06-14-44, more on this plane below 15 Aug 44. Location, 44°01' N. 04° 55' E., Point Of Departure, Aghione, Corsica

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16-Jul-44

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Church, William T

O-802251

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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16-Jul-44

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Pitner, Richard A

O-701156

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

16-Jul-44

43-28756

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Wimmer, Donald E

O-759146

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed landing, Triolo, Italy

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17-Jul-44

42-104068

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Smith, Arthur F

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Damaged landing, Triolo, Italy

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17-Jul-44

43-28722

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Neubuck, Leon E. 

O-701139

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Ohio, Buried at: Plot H Row 1 Grave 52, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Pilot killed, plane destroyed in crash, Triolo, Italy

6964

19-Jul-44

42-104122

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Jekot, Aurelian Lucien

O-740440

37FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Austria Location, 45 Miles S. E. Of Munich, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Hometown, Rochester, NY, Honored by Todd D. Ambroz, Great Nephew, JOINED THE ARMY MEDICAL CORPS IN 1938. AFTER 3 YEARS TRANSFERRED TO THE ARMY AIR CORPS. COMMISSIONED AT LUKE FIELD IN PHOENIX, ARIZONA. FLEW P-38'S AND VETERAN OF THE AFRICAN AND ITALIAN CAMPAIGNS. WOUNDED IN AFRICA AND HOSPITALIZED. AFTER RESUMING FLYING, WAS SHOT DOWN AND BECAME A POW HELD AT STALAG LUFT #1 NORTH 2 IN BARTH GERMANY (INTERNMENT# 5025). European Theatre: Germany. 

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19-Jul-44

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Brezas, Michael

O-813118

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

19-Jul-44

.

.

Langley, W Boyce

O-760335

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

19-Jul-44

43-28791

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

McConnell, Walter C

O-816901

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

plane destroyed in crash, Triolo, Italy

6966

19-Jul-44

42-104230

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Watson, David L Jr

O-763430

 

14FG

15AF

S/d POW

Lost over, Stuhlfelden, Austria, HONORED BY
Ms. Betty W. Watson, FLEW P-38'S, PRISONER OF WAR IN GERMANY, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

6969

19-Jul-44

43-28785

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Stout, Cody Dewitte

O-763395

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Guilford County, NC. Location, San Giorgio Di Negaro, Italy., Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G

7193

19-Jul-44

42-104255

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Thompson, Richard R 

O-763407

 .

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: King County, WA, While strafing the RR station and yards at S. Giorgio, Italy Lt. Thompson collided with another P-38 of the 48th Squadron. The force of the impact flipped his ship over on its back and he crashed into the RR station. The accident occurred on deck at 1230 hrs, S. Giorgio, Italy Location, 45° 50' N 13° 12' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

6970

19-Jul-44

42-104228

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

VanGelder, Donald J.

O-763420

48FS

14FG

15AF

S/d KIA

Shot down by enemy aircraft Jul 19, 1944 10 mi S of Munich, Germany. Entered the Service from, Washington, Buried at: Plot B Row 33 Grave 25, Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, Awards, Purple Heart

.

19-Jul-44

.

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VanHorn, Henry G

O-763421

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

20-Jul-44

.

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Brezas, Michael

O-813118

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

20-Jul-44

43-28540

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Bro, Lloyd A

O-762235

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

badly damaged taxiing, Triolo, Italy

.

20-Jul-44

42-104070

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Thomas, John B

O-760410

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

plane destroyed taxiing, Triolo, Italy

.

20-Jul-44

43-28256

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Waterhouse, William C

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

badly damaged taxiing, Triolo, Italy

.

21-Jul-44

.

.

Welsh, Dock A

O-763433

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

21-Jul-44

.

.

White, Walter A

O-752163

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

22-Jul-44

 

.

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

All ships with bomb shackles left here at 8:00 this evening. Going to the 82nd field. Don’t know where from there.

.

22-Jul-44

.

.

Brezas, Michael

O-813118

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

22-Jul-44

.

.

Infanti, Nello L

O-815797

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

22-Jul-44

.

.

Langley, W Boyce

O-760335

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

22-Jul-44

.

Leonard, Charles S 

O-816887

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

22-Jul-44

42-104131

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

O'Connor, George John Jr

O-760374

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

7006

22-Jul-44

42-104131

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

O'Connor, George John Jr

O-760374

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Location, 45°10' N 26°55' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G

.

22-Jul-44

.

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Robinson, Franklin L

O-396315

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

22-Jul-44

.

.

White, Walter A

O-752163

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

22-Jul-44

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Wimmer, Donald E

O-759146

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

7014

22-Jul-44

42-67201

Lockheed P-38J-5-LO Lightning

Vernon, Donald

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Location, 45°10' N 26°55' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G

.

25-Jul-44

 

.

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

Ships still out.

.

26-Jul-44

 

.

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

Ships returned today from Russia. Successful mission, all planes to be equipped with shackles.

.

26-Jul-44

.

Mitchell, James W

O-750661

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

7190

26-Jul-44

43-28260

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Smyth, James Courney "Red"

O-408262

37FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, About 15 Miles N. Of Graz, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. lost over Birkfeld-Gschaid, Austria, Stalag Luft 1, North 2 compound, Barracks 7, Room 11.,  Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12. Red was shot down by an ME-109 on 26 July 1944 and eventually wound up in Stalag Luft #1 in Barth.  He was awarded the Purple Heart and, I believe, the Distinguished Flying Cross.  At the time of his capture Red was attached to the 15th Army Air Corps, 14th Fighter Group, 37th Fighter Squadron and was flying out of Triolo, Italy.

.

28-Jul-44

44-23209

Lockheed P-38J-20-LO Lightning

Ribie, Frederick W

O-829300

48FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: Middlesex County, CT, c/n 422-4213, Pilot killed, plane destroyed in crash, Lucito/ 5km NW.Italy

7137

28-Jul-44

42-104090

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Reid, David W.  Jr.

O1052536

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Mechanical Failure, Just short of the target Lt. Reid’s left engine caught fire. He started t return to base with his escort and finally managed to put the fire out. His left engine was still smoking and his escort noticed his right wing vibrating. As his escort circled above him he flew into cumulus clouds at about 14,000 ft. His escort dove below the clouds and searched for about 20 minutes and finally came to the conclusion that Lt. Reid spun in or returned to base, Niksic, Yugoslavia, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

.

29-Jul-44

43-2444

Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning

Haley, Daniel M

O-824483

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

plane destroyed in crash landing, engine failure, Triolo/ 2mi S, Italy

.

29-Jul-44

42-13237

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Walters, Stanley W

O-824800

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged belly landing, Triolo, Italy

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31-Jul-44

42-13456

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Anderson, John D

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Damaged taxiing, Triolo, Italy

.

31-Jul-44

42-104107

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Warren, Kenneth R

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed landing, Triolo, Italy

.

31-Jul-44

42-104242

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

McConnell, Walter C,

O-816901

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed belly landing, Triolo, Italy

.

02-Aug-44

42-104232

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Hurley, John M

O1540410

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Damaged in mid air collision, Triolo, Italy

.

05-Aug-44

43-28767

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Ground Crew

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Damaged ground accident, Triolo, Italy

7189

06-Aug-44

42-104235

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Simpson, Robert Duane

O-824949

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Michigan, Buried at: Plot A Row 8 Grave 9, Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France, Awards, Purple Heart. Lost while strafing the A/D at Orange Plan de Dieu, France 

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07-Aug-44

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Brezas, Michael

 O-813118

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

07-Aug-44

.

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Church, William T

 O-802251

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

8943

07-Aug-44

44-23204

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Reiman, George Victor

O-823381

48FS

14FG

15AF

S/d Rtn

Hometown: New York County, NY, Location, Approx, 4 Miles East Of Ancona Point, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G Pilot later KIA 18 Sept 1944

7188

07-Aug-44

42-68163

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Sielert, Roy Russell

O-827061

48FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, Approx, 10 Miles South Of Bratislava, Aust., Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G. European Theatre: Austria, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

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07-Aug-44

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Welsh, Dock A

 O-763433

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

13-Aug-44

 

See above

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

Flew back to Italy today (Triolo) B-17 for field lighting parts. Mission came in after dark. Lost one ship on the runway. Hellova mess. Several ships lost in the first and fourteen groups.

7975

13-Aug-44

42-104120

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Torgesen, Elmer

O-763410

37FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, N E Of Orange Plan De Dieu A/D, France, Point Of Departure, Aghione, Corsica. European Theatre: France, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11, airfield of Orange-Plan of God is located on the communes of Violès, Travaillan and Camaret on Aygues in Vaucluse. In 1923,  it is the Flying school of Istres. At the beginning of the Second World War, many units of the Air Force are present on the ground. During the year 1943, the German army arranges an important air base with a runway of 2400 meters from where the bombers take off which attack the allied maritime convoys in the Mediterranean, 2, P 38 are hit by Flak: that of Lieutenant TORGESEN,  crashed on the ground, the pilot bailed out and  is made prisoner; less lucky, Lieutenant TRACY finds death with Camaret on Aygues.

8336

13-Aug-44

42-104257

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Thompson, Clarence R 

O-763406

37FS

14FG

15AF

 KIA

Location, N E Of Orange Plan De Dien A/D, France, Point Of Departure, Aghione, Corsica. Hit by AA & small arms fire & crashed/burned.

8337

13-Aug-44

42-68024

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Tracy, Donald A. 

O-824788

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Michigan, Buried at: Plot C Row 5 Grave 12, Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France, Awards, Purple Heart, plane, numbered 34 named Snookie II, while assigned to Jack Lenox, Jr., While strafing the A/D at Orange Plan de Dieu, France Lt. Tracy’s plane was struck by flak. The plane burst into flames underneath and then flipped over on its back. This was at 44o01’N. 04o55’E. at approx. 1900 hrs.

7976

14-Aug-44

42-104123

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

McConnell, Walter C 

O-816901

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, North Carolina. Tablets of the Missing at Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart. His plane was hit by small arms fire at 1800 hrs at 43o47’N. 05o10’E. The plane was seen to crash and burn at this point., Montfrin, France

7953

14-Aug-44

43-28643

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Long, Moses J

O-816126

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Long hit either by flak or small arms fire at approx. 1805 hrs at 43o43’N. 05o02’E. One engine of  Lt. Long’s P-38 observed in flames. He was last seen settling down in the valley at this point., Montfrin, France, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

8338

14-Aug-44

43-28755

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Tippett, William A

O-691597

48FS

14FG

15AF

MIA

Lost #11, (Tippett) today flew four missions patrol duty. Lots of ships in convoy moving toward France. Loading 1,000 lb. bombs tonight.

.

14-Aug-44

42-104121

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Lannan, Stephen P

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

badly damaged belly landing, Aghione, Corsica

8630

16-Aug-44

43-28345

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Woody, Wayne R. 

O-760217

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Washington, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Mechanical Failure, He started home immediately after take off but was lost in the sea about ½ mile from the lakes just east of base at 42o08’N. 09.35’E. He was not seen ditching the plane but two of the other pilots observed a plane burning in the water. He called that he was having engine trouble at 3500 feet. His wingman saw him lose altitude in a controlled glide. This occurred at approx. 0515 hrs. It is believed Lt. Woody had a chance to bailout but a search revealed nothing but oil slick and bits of wreckage, , 1/2 mile from Corsica

.

16-Aug-44

 

 

Robinson, Franklin L. 

O-396315

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Texas, Buried at: Plot B Row 9 Grave 4, Rhone American Cemetery, Draguignan, France, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart,  Our CO Maj. Robinson went down today didn’t pull out of a dive..

.

16-Aug-44

. FOD date 17 Aug 1945 Townsend, Charles C  O-746225 37FS 14FG 15AF FOD Hometown: New York County, NY

B-17F correct

17-Aug-44

41-24366

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress

Starbuck, William T. (Pilot)

O-684575

48FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Entered the Service from, Florida, Buried at: Plot B Row 8 Grave 15, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, The Groups' B-17 transport coming in for a landing suddenly went straight up in the air and fell off on the right wing, crashed and exploded, Aghione, Corsica

Our group B-17 crashed here (Agione) today and burned. Fifteen men and a big load aboard

17-Aug-44

41-24366

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress, 

Halford, Richard F

(Co-Pilot)

O-421519

48FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

badly burned in the crash, Our group B-17 crashed here (Agione) today and burned. Fifteen men and a big load aboard. Three men got out. Brennan dies at the hospital. Gemmel will live they say. Another 48th man is living. Capt. Halford and Lt. Starbuck burned two bodies still not identified.

.

17-Aug-44

41-24366

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress

Segelken, Edward R (Engineer)

12018469

49FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: Nassau County, NY, The Groups' B-17 transport coming in for a landing suddenly went straight up in the air and fell off on the right wing, crashed and exploded, Aghione, Corsica

.

17-Aug-44

41-24366

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress

Purtell, Francis M. (SSgt/Radio Operator)

36233031

49FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: Milwaukee County, WI, The Groups' B-17 transport coming in for a landing suddenly went straight up in the air and fell off on the right wing, crashed and exploded, Aghione, Corsica

.

17-Aug-44

41-24366 Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress Kurtz, Duane J. (2nd LT) 01321640 49FS 14FG 15AF DNB Hometown: Cuyahoga County, OH. The Groups' B-17 transport coming in for a landing suddenly went straight up in the air and fell off on the right wing, crashed and exploded, Aghione, Corsica
.

17-Aug-44

41-24366 Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress Duncan, Edward L. (TSgt) 37008402 49FS 14FG 15AF DNB Hometown: Jackson County, MO. The Groups' B-17 transport coming in for a landing suddenly went straight up in the air and fell off on the right wing, crashed and exploded, Aghione, Corsica

.

17-Aug-44

41-24366

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress

Jones, Walter E. (TSgt)

.

49FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

The Groups' B-17 transport coming in for a landing suddenly went straight up in the air and fell off on the right wing, crashed and exploded, Aghione, Corsica

 

17-Aug-44

41-24366

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress, 

Brennan, James F (Sgt)

18069569

48FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Badly burned in the crash, dies at the hospital, Our group B-17 crashed here (Agione) today and burned. Fifteen men and a big load aboard. Three men got out. Brennan dies at the hospital. Gemmel will live they say. Another 48th man is living. Capt. Halford and Lt. Starbuck burned two bodies still not identified.

.

17-Aug-44

41-24366 Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress,  Franklin, Benjamin H. Jr  (Corporal) 15062366 . 14FG 15AF DNB Hometown: Elkhart County, IN. The Groups' B-17 transport coming in for a landing suddenly went straight up in the air and fell off on the right wing, crashed and exploded, Aghione, Corsica

.

17-Aug-44

41-24366

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress

Herrion, John J., Corporal, U.S. Army Air Forces

12078520

49FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Entered the Service from, New Jersey, Buried at: Plot J Row 11 Grave 64, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, The Groups' B-17 transport coming in for a landing suddenly went straight up in the air and fell off on the right wing, crashed and exploded, Aghione, Corsica

.

17-Aug-44

41-24366

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress, 

Lamney, William W (Corporal)

33597791

48FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

48FS lost Capt. Halford, Jim Brennan, Lt. Starbuck, and Lammey in the B-17.

.

17-Aug-44

41-24366

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress

Brehn, Donald E. (Private)

16021723

49FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: Wood County, WI. The Groups' B-17 transport coming in for a landing suddenly went straight up in the air and fell off on the right wing, crashed and exploded, Aghione, Corsica

 

17-Aug-44

41-24366

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress, 

Gemmel, Eugene (SSgt, survived)

12040687

48FS

14FG

15AF

WIA

Badly burned in the crash, returns to Sqdn. Our group B-17 crashed here (Agione) today and burned. Fifteen men and a big load aboard. Three men got out. Brennan dies at the hospital. Gemmel will live they say. Another 48th man is living. Capt. Halford and Lt. Starbuck burned two bodies still not identified.

.

17-Aug-44

41-24366

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress

Schrodt, Richard J., Corporal, U.S. Army Air Force

6583205

49FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Boeing B-17F-1-BO Fortress, Entered the Service from, Iowa, Buried at: Plot H Row 13 Grave 54, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, The Groups' B-17 transport coming in for a landing suddenly went straight up in the air and fell off on the right wing, crashed and exploded, Aghione, Corsica

12392

17-Aug-44

44-23205

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Haley, Daniel M.

O-824483

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Illinois, Buried at: Plot C Row 4 Grave 29, Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, On a strafing mission of targets of opportunity his plane was hit by flak over A/D target at 43o37’N. 01o22’E. He was seen to pull his plane up to an altitude of between 600 and 700 feet. His body was seen to leave the plane but there was no opportunity to observe whether his chute opened, Balgnac A/D, France

.

18-Aug-44

42-13027

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Schierberl, Robert A.

O-689093

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIFA

Pilot killed bailing out engine failure, plane destroyed, Entered the Service from, Pennsylvania, Buried at: Plot J Row 1 Grave 35, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, Aghione, Corsica

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19-Aug-44

43-28644

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Green, Harold E

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Damaged landing, Aghione, Corsica

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19-Aug-44

 .

.

Stoyke, Darrel Keith

O-763396

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown, Rusk County, WI, August 19, 1944, eight P 38 Lightning of the 14th Fighter Group take off at 0700 hours from  Aghione in Corsica for a reconnaissance mission aiming for a zone west of the Rhone. After having approached the coasts of Provence in good weather, the planes begin their mission attacking at low altitude on the motor transport convoys around Aix in Provence, Saint Cannat and  Cavaillon. The P 38 Lightning encounter an intense anti-aircraft. Six of the planes suffer more or less important damage. The plane controlled by Lieutenant Darrell Keith STOYKE is hit by a battery of Flak, around 0830 hours, whereas it flies over the locality of Eyguières (Mouths of the Rhone). The plane crashes on the ground in the south of the locality, and the pilot dies in the ensuing fire. Around 17oo hours., the German authorities require of the Mayor of Eyguières to carry out the burial of the pilot in the local cemetery. His body was transferred to the cemetery from Luynes before its repatriation in the United States in November 1948. The 2nd. Lieutenant Darrell Keith STOYKE, ASN 0-763396 belonged to the 37th Fighter Squadron of the 14th Fighter Group. He had been born on June 29, 1922 in Minneapolis. It is with the assistance and the generous contest of the Municipality of Eyguières that Messrs Claude FAURE and POGUET finalize their objective to commemorate the memory of Lieutenant STOYKE. May 8, 2004, on the War memorial of this locality, is inaugurated a commemorative plate in the honor of this valorous American pilot.  

10005

19-Aug-44

. Unknown to source . . . 14FG 15AF . a/c not lost

 8341

20-Aug-44

43-28336 Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning Strader, Leroy C. O-753754 37FS 14FG 15AF KIA From, Wisconsin, Tablets of the Missing, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters
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22-Aug-44

. . Sandler, Sheldon O-671775 14FG 15AF POW North African Theatre, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11 He had prior service with 91FBS, 86th FG

.

22-Aug-44

. . Cwiek, Mitchell Stanley O-749561 37FS 14FG 15AF POW Hometown, Terryville, CT. Combat missions flown from, Italy as B-17 CO-Pilot with the 352ND Bomb Sqdn, 301ST Bomb Group, 15AF. also, Combat missions flown from, Italy and Corsica as a fighter Pilot flying P-38 Lightnings with 37FS, 14FG, 15AF.  Shot down over Hungary  August 22, 1944 to  April 29, 1945. Awarded, Air medal with two Oak Leaf clusters and Purple Heart. European Theatre: Germany. Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
.

24 Aug 44

N/A N/A Jackson, Ben O-739782 14FG 15AF . Two pilots were relieved from assignee to 1st Emergency Rescue Squadron and transferred to other organizations.  2nd Lieutenant Ben Jackson, O-739782 to the l4th Fighter Group, in Ita1y, effective 24 August 1944 and 1st Lieutenant John F. Turnbull, 0-420411 to the 57th Bomb Wing in Corsica effective 20 August 1944.

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25-Aug-44

.

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Brezas, Michael

O-813118

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

25-Aug-44

.

.

Groom, Robert C

O-697557

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

25-Aug-44

.

.

Partin, George G

O-826276

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

25-Aug-44

 

 

Weber, Joseph F.

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

Rtn

Top offensive cover for three groups, 304th Wing and 325th Fighter Group. Target: Kurin Aircraft Factory, Czechoslovakia. He crashed but returned in a B-24, Krajna at 46 10'N 14 44'E

.

25-Aug-44

.

.

Welsh, Dock A

O-763433

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

29-Aug-44

42-12834

Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning

Gronhovd, Gerhard T.

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

27of the 14FG,  P-38s were ordered to cover for 5.Bomb Wing heading to Bohumin and Moravska Ostrava.4 returned early. 23 were over the target. He crashed landed his P-38 in the vicinity of Termoli, Italy.

8269

02-Sep-44

42-104218 

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Mohr, Alan V

O-769895

48FS

14FG

15AF

FOD

Hometown: Dane County, WI. Yugoslavia. Location, 43° 58' N-21° 32'E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

8356

02-Sep-44

43-28255

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Church, William Troy

O-802251

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Dixie County, FL.Yugoslavia, Location, 43°25' N-21°44' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G. Lost Lt. Church today on his 74th mission, fine fellow, also another pilot. We are down to nine P-38 J’s now. Pilots gone to England and Russia for replacements.

8328

02-Sep-44

43-28748, conflict on MACR lists as 43-43748 Higgins Boat Co. C-46A-1-HI Commando

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Maloney, Neale 

O-769879

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Wisconsin, Buried at: Plot D Row 12 Grave 41, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards, Purple Heart. Location, S E Of Els, Yugoslavia, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

8367

02-Sep-44

43-28782

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Hopman, William Francis

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Location, 43°28' N-21°50' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G

.

03-Sep-44

43-28682

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Mapes, Warren W

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed taking off, Triolo, Italy

.

04-Sep-44

42-13451

Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning

Forster, Paul F

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed taking off, Triolo, Italy

.

07-Sep-44

 

.

Gemmel, Eugene

12040687

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

B-17 crash, 17 Aug 44) came back to the squadron today lots of bandage but coming along fine. Lt. O’Connor returned from Rumania today after being a prisoner there.

.

07-Sep-44

43-2154

Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning

Bryant, Oliver 

O-762243

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged in take off accident, Triolo, Italy

.

08-Sep-44

 

.

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

Getting plenty of ships again P-38L and several J’s. That was from the eighth AF in England.

.

14-Sep-44

42-104041

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Anderson, Robert D

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed belly landing, Foggia/ 3mi SE , Italy

.

18-Sep-44

44-24112

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Reiman, George V

O-823381

48FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: New York County, NY, Pilot killed, plane destroyed in crash, Celone/ 5mi SE, Italy

.

21-Sep-44

43-28475

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Evans, Robert B

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Crashed engine failure, plane destroyed, Triolo, Italy

8749

21-Sep-44

43-28719

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Hanson, Gerald W

T-124888

37FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Yugoslavia. Location, 45°10'N-18°50'E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Middle East Theatre. Transit Camp and Hospital (Dulag 127) Zemun Slavonia 45-20

.

29-Sep-44

42-104111

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Baird, George W Jr, 

O-823240

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed landing, Triolo, Italy

L-3C correct

04-Oct-44

43-1852

Aeronca L-3C Grasshopper

Leonard, Charles S

O-816887

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged forced landing, engine failure, San Severo/ 1mi NE , Italy, (to Army Ground Forces Mar 22, 1943)

.

06-Oct-44

43-28822

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Jerasonek, Anthony 

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed taxiing, Triolo, Italy

9030

06-Oct-44

43-28359

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Milton, William

O-769893

 

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, 40° 35' N-22° 55' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy He is listed as POW 18 Nov 1944. European Theatre: Germany. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

9033

06-Oct-44

43-28540

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Bro, Lloyd A.

O-762235

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, 40° 32' N 22° 55' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. On a strafing mission, He was hit by flak and bailed out over the Gulf of Salonika., Salonica/Sades A/D, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

9046

06-Oct-44

44-23153

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Schmidt, Richard A

O-825150

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Maine, Buried at: Plot D Row 10 Grave 31, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. Location, One Quarter Mile S W Of Salonika, Greece, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

9032

06-Oct-44

44-24131

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning, 

Mac Arthur, David W

O-714466

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, 40° 32' N 22° 55' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. On a strafing mission, He was hit by flak and bailed out over the Gulf of Salonika., Salonica/Sades A/D,. Middle East Theatre: Greece. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

9031

06-Oct-44

44-24191

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Jones, John A Jr

O-760325

37FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, 40° 35' N-22° 55' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

.

07-Oct-44

44-24075

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Vandetta, Delvin W

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Damaged taxiing, Lecce, Italy

.

08-Oct-44

42-104252

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Weber, Joseph F

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Crashed due to weather, plane destroyed, Triolo/15mi SE , Italy

.

13-Oct-44

44-24216

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Ragusa, Paul J

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed belly landing, Triolo/ 2 1/2mi SW, Italy

9083

13-Oct-44

42-67717

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Groom, Robert C.

O-697557

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Location, 49° 22' N-17° 22' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Escort to Blechammer, on return strafed the train 100 miles South of target, hit by flak, managed to reach 7000 ft heading for Yu, fuel exhausted, crash ,anded didn't destroy plane, rescued. by chetniks, Pribinic, Yugoslavia

9194

14-Oct-44

43-28452

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning,

Alston, Leo

O-710868

37FS ?

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Sebastian County, AR. Location, 47° 07'N-18° 08'E., Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

.

14-Oct-44

42-67954

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Mellstrom, Carl S.

O-770355

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Minnesota, Pilot killed, Buried at: Plot F Row 15 Grave 12, Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, plane destroyed in crash, 49FS, 14FG, Salsola/ 1mi NW , Italy

 

14-Oct-44

 

 

Wilke, John M.

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Crashed on landing. Pilot uninjured and returned to Bari, Italy by transport, Vis, Yugoslavia

.

22-Oct-44

43-28541

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Bates, Warren A

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Pilot bailed out, mid air collision, plane destroyed, Triolo, Italy

.

22-Oct-44

42-104084

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Green, Harold E

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed belly landing, Triolo, Italy

.

22-Oct-44

42-68183

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Jerasonek, Anthony

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Pilot bailed out, mid air collision, plane destroyed, Triolo, Italy

.

24-Oct-44

 

 

Wright , Max J

O-743389

48FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: Deuel County, NE

.

25-Oct-44

44-24201

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Leonard, Charles S

O-816887

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane destroyed taking off, Pescara, Italy

.

28-Oct-44

43-28786

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Sherman, Richard

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged landing, Triolo, Italy

9603

01-Nov-44

44-24143

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Trombley, Raymond G.

O-824789

48FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, 47°36' N - 16°40' E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Stationed North of Foggia, Italy, he caught a wing tip on a tree while strafing a large concentration of trains and locomotives in Hungary and cart wheeled in. He was burned horribly climbing out of the flaming wreckage. Hungarian soldiers captured him and lugged him in a horse drawn cart to a Catholic hospital in Kormand, Hungary, Stalag XIII-D, Nürnberg and Stalag VII-A

12533

05-Nov-44

42-104117

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Bach, Lawrence Vincent Jr

O-710673

37FS

14FG

15AF

Rtn

Location, North Of Vis, Yugoslavia, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

Information only . . Witness to above  Mc Cullough, John R . . 14FG 15AF . FIRST LIEUTENANT. INDUCTED IN NOVEMBER 1941. SERVED AS A COMBAT ENGINEER, FORT LEONARD WOOD, MISSOURI. COMMISSIONED IN MARCH 1944; JUNE 1944 FLEW IN ITALY ON P-38 UNTIL MAY 1945. DISCHARGED IN AUGUST 1945.

.

06-Nov-44

44-24136

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Gaughan, John E Jr

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged landing, Triolo, Italy

.

09-Nov-44

44-24044

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Brezas, Michael

0-813118

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged landing, engine failure, Triolo, Italy, Triolo, Italy, later he becomes POW (date & details unknown to me as yet) and dies after the war on 2 May 1952

.

12-Nov-44

42-104115

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Hurley, John M

O1540410

48FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: Steuben County, IN, Pilot killed, plane badly damaged in crash, Triolo, Italy

.

15-Nov-44

. . Grumbles, Wilbur John O-403856 . 14FG 15AF POW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

9897

15-Nov-44

44-24073

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

.

9895

15-Nov-44

44-24442

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

.

9874

17-Nov-44

43-28539

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Karstetter, Wiliam B

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Escort to Vienna, after target fuel exhausted, left formation and headed for Vis, at Lake Balaton feathered right engine, bailed out,  6 miles South of the city, rescued by partisans, Zagreb, Yugoslavia

.

18-Nov-44

. . Milton, William O-769893 14FG 15AF POW European Theatre: Germany. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

.

18-Nov-44

44-24145

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Hubbard, Wayne G

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

damaged landing, Triolo, Italy

.

20-Nov-44

42-68078

, Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Leinicke, Wayne F

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged landing, Triolo, Italy

9992

22-Nov-44

44-24222

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

 

10084

26-Nov-44

43-28778

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Garretson, William C

O-730446

 

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Hennepin County, MN. Location, West Of Ostiglia, Italy, Point Of Departure, Vincenzo #11 Airdrome, Italy

.

26-Nov-44

.

.

Moenkhaus, Arthur E

O-821756

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

26-Nov-44

.

.

Taylor, Marvel M

O-739362

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

26-Nov-44

.

.

Teare, William K

O-729074

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

26-Nov-44

.

.

Therriault, Rene A

O-824778

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

26-Nov-44

.

.

Walters, Stanley W

O-824800

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

26-Nov-44

.

.

Zuzeck, Victor

O-818319

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

10082

26-Nov-44

44-24078

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

 

10083

26-Nov-44

44-24424

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

 

.

26-Nov-44

 

 

Edwards, William H.

O-024708

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Ohio, Buried at: Plot D Row 4 Grave 14, Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. On a strafing raid he was hit by flak and was last seen making a slight bank east of A/D (Air Drome), Seregelyes A/D, Hungary

.

26-Nov-44

 

 

Baird, George W. Jr.

O-823240

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Wisconsin, Buried at: Plot D Row 3 Grave 16, Ardennes American Cemetery, Neupre, Belgium, Awards, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, On a strafing raid was hit by flak and was last seen going down, Seregelyes A/D, Hungary

.

26-Nov-44

 

 

DeMartini, Eugene P.

O-801804

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

On a strafing raid he was hit by flak and was last seen making a slight bank east of A/D with Capt. Edwards. POW and returned after WWII., Seregelyes A/D, Hungary, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12

26-Nov-44

 

 

Goffena, Lawrence P

O-675757

49FS

14FG

15AF

FOD

Hometown: Shelby County, OH, Hit by flak,  he was heard to say that six feet of his wing was shot off and that his cockpit was filling with fuel. He also added that he going to bailout, Seregelyes A/D, Hungary

.

02-Dec-44

.

.

Boatman, Beryl L

O-733800

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

02-Dec-44

.

McGowan, John F

O-769872

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

06-Dec-44

.

.

Bryant, Oliver

O-762243

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

16-Dec-44

44-23149

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Collins, Thomas G

O-770183

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

damaged landing, Triolo, Italy

.

17-Dec-44

.

.

Groom, Robert C

O-697557

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

10672

17-Dec-44

44-24064

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning, 

Johnson, George T.

O-817958

49FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Location, 47 44 N 17 37 E., Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Hit by flak, Flying with blue force and was hit at 21,000 ft. at 1305 hrs by tracking flak encountered at Gyor. Orange flame and white smoke broke out immediately. Despite frequent call to bailout, pilot was not seen to leave stricken ship which was observed still spinning downward at 6000 ft. at 47o44’N. 17o37’E. About 4 mi. N. of Gyor., Ordertal & Bleckhammer Oil Plants, Germany, Pilot ok, source Mike Mucha, http://www.samoloty.ow.pl/amiap/, Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)

.

17-Dec-44

.

.

Michelsen, John E

O-769889

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

10608

17-Dec-44

42-68073

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Miles, David R.

O-821858

 

14FG

15AF

POW

Lt Miles, POW, source Mike Mucha, , plane also had service with 79FS, 20FG coded MC-C, http://www.samoloty.ow.pl/amiap/

10607

17-Dec-44

44-24666

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Rountree, Ernest V

O-769946

37FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Lt Rountree - POW, source Mike Mucha, http://www.samoloty.ow.pl/amiap/. Location, 4900 N-1730 E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

.

17-Dec-44

.

.

Nourie, Robert B

O-704372

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory During his distinguished Air Force career, he served two combat tours. The first as a young fighter pilot in 37th Fighter Squadron, 14th Fighter Group flying P-38s out of Italy during World War II. Almost 25 years later and grandfather, Bob flew another combat tour in Southeast Asia in the 360th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron flying EC-47s based in Saigon, RVN.

.

17-Dec-44

.

.

Sirmon, Revis G

O-712046

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

17-Dec-44

.

.

Stimler, Walter J

O-769990

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

.

17-Dec-44

42-67786

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Weiglein, Lorenz Karl

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Escort to Blechammer, on return left engine caught fire, feathered it but couldn't extinguish fire, ordered to bail out by CO. Landed 22 miles from town in the sea, picked by partisan steamer after 10 minutes. near Split ?, Yugoslavia, source Mike Mucha, http://www.samoloty.ow.pl/amiap/

.

24-Dec-44

.

.

Earnhart, Charles L

O-043101

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

11546

24-Dec-44

42-99065

Stinson L-5 Sentinel

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

.

.

28-Dec-44

42-104121

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Wilson, James C Jr

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

badly damaged landing, Triolo, Italy

1945

MACR# Date Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service# Sqdn Group AF Status Comments

10914

04-Jan-45

44-25037

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Wightman, George D

O-725393

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Contra Costa, CA. Location, 4546 N - 1145 E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

.

04-Jan-45

44-25007

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Turner, Charles W

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

damaged belly landing, Triolo, Italy

.

09-Jan-45

43-28692

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Vittitow, Linley G

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

plane badly damaged belly landing due to engine failure, Triolo, Italy

.

11-Jan-45

43-28682

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Logan, James A

O-770331

37FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Hometown: Pawnee County, KS
, Pilot killed, plane destroyed due to engine failure, San Severo/ 3miles W, Italy

.

11-Jan-45

43-28343

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning 

Engle, Fred H

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Pilot bailed out, plane on fire, Sterparone/ 1mile E, Italy

.

16-Jan-44

 

FOD date see MACR 1796

La Rue, Elmer H. 

O-737150

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Illinois, Buried at: Plot D Row 1 Grave 8, Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

.

16-Jan-45

44-24391

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Petty, Frank R

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

badly damaged taxiing, Triolo, Italy

11834

20-Jan-45

44-24056

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Anderson, William F

O-820636

 

14FG

15AF

POW

Near Gleisdorf-Albersdorf, Austria., Stalag 17B Braunau Gneikendorf Near Krems Austria 48-15

11389

20-Jan-45

44-24638

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Cook, Glen A

O-770185

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Location, Gleisdorf, Austria, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G, Italy

11747

21-Jan-45

44-24195

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Walters, Stanley William

O-824800

48FS

14FG

15AF

POW

Sent to SL 3 the moved to another camp, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11

.

21-Jan-45

44-24218

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

McHarg, Robert C

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged in forced landing due to mechanical failure, Triolo, Italy

.

21-Jan-45

43-28263

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Laughlin, Charles O

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Badly damaged belly landing, Triolo, Italy

11815

31-Jan-45

43-28429

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

Lost over Austria

12138

08-Feb-45

44-25038

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

 

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

.

.

08-Feb-45

.

.

Bach, Lawrence Vincent Jr

O-710673

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 2 victories

.

09-Feb-45

42-104273

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Taylor, Marvel M Jr

O-739362

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

badly damaged in crash, Adriatic Sea/2mi E

12487

16-Feb-45

42-104139

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning, Not confirmed right plane for this Pilot

Farrar, Frederick G.

T-002945

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, California, Buried at: Plot K Row 18 Grave 28, Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, Awards, Purple Heart. Location, (4838n-1230e), Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

12458

19-Feb-45

44-24123

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Wilson, Daniel S. 

O-770058

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Location, 4708n - 1541 E. Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Entered the Service from, Iowa, Buried at: Plot D Row 5 Grave 7, Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart, , lost over Austria Feb 19, 1945. MACR 12458. Also listed as being condemned Dec 15, 1944

.

22-Feb-45

44-25705

Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning

Archer, Harold L

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

badly damaged force landing, engine failure, Triolo/ 2 1/2mi SW, Italy, he went on to work at Watertown, Nevada,  also known as Groom Lake or Area 51

.

24-Feb-45

 

 

Stephens, Leon B. 

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Crashed, Escorting  B-24s to Verona, Italy. Made his way back to the base after spending two days Yugoslavia.

.

Mar 45

. . Nickle, Maurice . 48FS 14FG 15AF . Maurice Nickle came to the Italian theater close to wars end. He was stationed in San Severo, Italy a few miles northwest of Foggia near the Adriatic Sea from March to September, 1945. He flew ground support missions in the P-38 against German targets as well as bomber escort into Austria and Southern Germany

12516

01-Mar-45

44-23187

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning 

Clifgard, Fred C

O-767121

48FS

14FG

15AF

 KIA

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA, Lightning' from 14.FG occasionally attacked trains north of Vienna on this day, two Lightning' attacked  train hidden  by a  railway station in  Pouzdrany ( a village 30 kilometres south of Brno ) around 11.20 hours. One Lightning P-38L 44-23187 ("17") caught high voltage wires and exploded immediately, south of Brno, Czechoslovakia. Location, Approx, 10 Miles Se Of Auspits, Austria, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G, Italy

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05-Mar-45

44-24423

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Younghans, Robert J

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Damaged landing, Triolo, Italy

13005

10-Mar-45

43-28547

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Sinclair, Herschel T. 

O-773836

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Location, 4220 N 1504 E. Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Entered the Service from, Illinois. Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart Escort for B-24s to target area Verona/Parona RR. Enroute to target he was forced to bailout of his burning plane while flying over the Adriatic Sea. His chute was seen to open but his whereabouts was not determined after he hit the water and he was lost sight of.Adriatic Sea/ Triolo/ 50mi NW, Italy 

13004

12-Mar-45

44-24428

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Pask, Charles E. Jr.

O-821766

37FS

14FG

15AF

FOD

Entered the Service from, Ohio, Buried at: Plot K Row 25 Grave 16, Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart Location, Near Judenburg, Austria, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

12995

14-Mar-45

44-24189

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Cornell, Clark

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Numbered 9, Hit by AA fire while attacking RR bridge, pilot bailed out 2 miles SE of , Ptuj, Yugoslavia, rescued by partisans Location, Approx, 5 Miles S W Of Ptuj, Yugo, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G, Italy

13067

18-Mar-45

44-25041

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Meidinger, John C.

O-743471

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, North Dakota, Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. Location, Varazdin, Yugoslavis, Point Of Departure, Triolo L/G, Italy

13072

18-Mar-45

44-25053

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Small, Richard M.

O-773840

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Location, 4638 N 1640 E, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Entered the Service from, Illinois, Buried at: Plot D Row 8 Grave 17, Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart. Mission was dive bombing and strafing target at Varazdin, Yugoslavia. He was hit by flak and bailed out in the vicinity of Strosy, Austria. His chute opened just as he hit the ground.

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20-Mar-45

43-28380

Lockheed P-38J-15-LO Lightning

Tamamian, Arthur 

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

DNB

Killed while on a test hop. The plane crashed near Nico, Italy.

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22-Mar-45

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Hochstetler, George E

O-767234

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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22-Mar-45

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Swimley, Malcolm B

O-748836

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

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30-Mar-45

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Collins, Thomas G

 O-770183

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

13478

31-Mar-45

44-25012

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Grffith, Hugh A. Jr

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Escort to Linz, right engine hit by small arms fire while attacking train at St. Polten, tried to reach Zadar airdrome but other engined cut, crash-landed, rescued by locals and partisans, Prijedor, Yugoslavia

13476

02-Apr-45

44-25786

Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning

Brezas, Michael

O-813118

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Location, Vicinity Of Magyarlad, Hungary. Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Numbered 181 on tail,  Remains noted 1989 in Yugoslavian National Aviation Museum, Belgrade. Emergency landing at Sombor a/d after battle damage over Austria; the aircraft taken by Yugoslavia Air Force, Sombor, Yugoslavia

13643

04-Apr-45

44-25761

Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning

Randle, Bill

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Location, Hohenlinden, Germany. Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Provided escort for a photo recon. Aircraft to Munich, Germany. Lt. Randle was shot down by a Me-262, a German jet propelled aircraft. He parachuted safely and landed in enemy territory, Munich, Germany

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08-Apr-45

 

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Zimmermann, Richard 

O-684597

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from:, Illinois, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters

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08-Apr-45

44-25032

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Stephens, Leon B Jr 

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

damaged taxiing, Triolo Landing Field, Italy

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10-Apr-45

 

FOD date see 27-Jan-44 for details

Riley, James G. Jr.

O-800593

49FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, New York, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

13979

11-Apr-45

44-24418

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Hoover, Harold D

O-442147

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, California, Buried at: Plot D Row 43 Grave 14, Lorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, France, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart. Location, N. Of Passau, Germany, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

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11-Apr-45

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Morris, Harry R Jr

O-531464

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Claims 1 victory

13980

11-Apr-45

44-25720

Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning

Whitehead, Robert W

O-770049

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Location, N. Of Strakonice, Czechoslovakia, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Hometown: Lake County, IN, killed in a dogfight on April 11, 1945 south-east of Ceske Budejovice, Czechoslovakia. 1/Lt Whitehead with his flight of the 37th Squadron, 14th Fighter Group, 15th USAAF, had destroyed a couple of locomotives and railroad cars in the area when he encountered a pair of FW 190s returning to the base from a fighter-bomber mission in Austria or Moravia. The winner was subsequently shot down by 1/Lt Whitehead's wingman 1/Lt Harry R Morris Jr.

13982

11-Apr-45

44-26027

Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning

Therriault, Rene A

O-824778

48FS

14FG

15AF

 

Location, Vicinity Of Lusci Palanki, Yugoslavia, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

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14 Apr 45

44-26015

Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning

Burke, John R

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

badly damaged belly landing, Triolo, Italy

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17-Aug-45

 

Possible FOD date for 16th Aug 44

Townsend, Charles C.

O-746225

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, New York, Tablets of the Missing at Florence American Cemetery, Florence, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

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20-Apr-45

44-24221

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Shrader, Lyle E

O-770445

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIFA

Pilot killed, plane badly damaged in take off accident, Triolo, Italy

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20-Aug-45

 

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Strader, Leroy C.

O-753754

37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Wisconsin, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters

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20-Apr-45

42-67412

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Allen, John R

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

Plane damaged in forced landing, Lesina/ 1 1/2miles E, Italy

14021

21-Apr-45

44-25010

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Lambert, Richard K (Not confirmed)

 

 

14FG

15AF

 

Location, 10 Miles S. K ?. Of Munich, Germany, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

14027

22-Apr-45

44-24038

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Gnewikow, Milo E

 

48FS

14FG

15AF

POW/Rtn

Location, 10 Miles N E Of Venice, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Escaped after 1 week of captivity and returned to hus Unit. Location, 10 Miles N E Of Venice, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

14025

22-Apr-45

44-25717

Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning

Mc Intire, Charles R

O-401442

 37FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Hometown: Cameron County, TX. Location, Ficarolo, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy

14036

23-Apr-45

44-26077

Lockheed P-38L-5-LO Lightning

Summares, Anthony N

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

Location, 6 Miles South Of Verona, Italy, Point Of Departure, Triolo, Italy. Mission was an armed reconnaissance over Verona - Budia, Italy. He was hit by flak and bailed out six miles south of Verona, Italy. He was seen to wave after hitting the ground, Verona, Italy

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17-May-45

44-24435

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Zwanzig, Samuel A

 

49FS

14FG

15AF

 

damaged taxiing, Triolo, Italy

 

21 May 45

44-25013

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Kummer, Frederick J,

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

badly damaged crash landing with engine on failure, Italy

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29-May-45

42-68054

Lockheed P-38J-10-LO Lightning

Wheeler, Harold W

 

37FS

14FG

15AF

 

badly damaged belly landing, Triolo, Italy

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09-Jul-45

 

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Mitchell, Henry D.

O-763294

48FS

14FG

15AF

KIA

Entered the Service from, Arkansas, Tablets of the Missing at Epinal American Cemetery, Epinal, France, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart

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20-Jul-45

44-24197

Lockheed P-38L-1-LO Lightning

Black, Elmer E Jr

 

48FS

14FG