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MACR# Date Serial# A/C Type & Pilot Service # Sqdn Group   Status Location/Comment
. 02-May-42 41-2224 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Nack, Arthur . 95FS 82FG  .  . Wrecked on Muroc bombing range May 2,1942, Muroc, California, USA
. 02-May-42 40-791 Lockheed P-38D Lightning Norris, Charles H. . 97FS  82FG  .  . Damaged or destroyed, Muroc, California, USA
. 03-May-42 40-776 Lockheed P-38D Lightning Robinson, Merle F. 6991505  97FS 82FG     c/n 222-2247, damaged or destroyed, 5 miles NE of , Muroc Gunnery  Range, California, USA
. 05-May-42 . Lockheed P-38 See 2nd May probably same incident . . 82FG . . A, P-38, No. 791, crashed today with out pilot injury.
. 06-May-42 41-2004 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Dear, Rudolph C, S Sgt 18042177  . 82FG  . DNB Pilot bailed out but did not survive, A fatal crash occurred today with a P-38 exploding on impact. The Sergeant Pilot had reportedly hit the tail boom on bail-out and his chute did not fully open. on Muroc range May 6, 1942. Pilot killed, (97 or 95), Muroc, California, USA, Hometown: Harris County, TX
  08-May-42 40-747 Lockheed P-38 Lightning  Pratt, Leonard E O-495895 97FS  82FG     Crashed at Muroc, California, USA AAB Jul 24, 1942. To CL-26 at Curtiss-Wright Tech Institute, Glendale, CA Mar 24, 1943, wrecked May 42 with gear trouble & repaired Wrecked Jul 42 on Muroc B&G range & repaired, later condemned & shipped to Curtis Wright tech school
. 11-May-42 41-2274 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Kinsey, Claude R Jr O-496116 96FS 82FG     Wrecked at Muroc, California, USA AB, May 11, 1942
. 12-May-42 40-789 Lockheed P-38D Lightning Pratt, Leonard E O-495895 97FS 82FG    

Damaged or destroyed, Muroc, California, USA, Muroc The Sergeant Pilots put in long air hours. P-38, No. 789 force-landed, and a second plane ran wild after the brakes failed; luckily, no one was injured.

. 15-May-42 41-2341 Lockheed P-38F-LO Lightning Rundall. Milo E O-724562 96FS 82FG     In taxi accident, North Island Naval Air Station, California, USA, plane later Sep 5, 1942, Mills Field. To CL-26
. Unknown 1942 41-2350 Lockheed P-38F-LO Lightning . . 96FS 82FG Incident in California. Plane later with 79FS, 20FG, 31 Jan 1943, March Field, CA  then written off with 446FS, 360FG, 14 Aug 1943 at Muroc, California
. Unknown 1942 42-12727 Lockheed P-38G-1-LO Lightning Vaughn, Harley C. O-406526 96FS 82FG Incident in CA., USA
. Unknown 1942 42-12792 Lockheed P-38G-3-LO Lightning . . 96FS 82FG . . Incident in CA., USA
. 27 May 42 41-2385 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Babb, Eugene W.,  S Sgt 20443022 95FS 82FG   DNB Pilot killed, crashed into ocean off San Clemente 10mi W, California, USA, Hometown: Davidson County, TN, HONORED BY
Mr. Roy Babb, Brother
. 27-May-42 41-2385 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Gersch, William J. 14042263 95FS 82FG     Crashed into ocean off San Clemente Island, California, USA
see 8 Sep 42 same plane 30-May-42 41-7528 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Irwin, Williams P . 97FS 82FG .   Damaged in accident, Downey, California, USA
  30-May-42 41-1991 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Kauffman, Donald G. . 54FS 55FG   DNB Plane, destroyed in crash, Pilot killed, plane  later to reclamation at Luke Field, AZ Mar 22, 1945 , ferrying 95FS plane to 54FS in  Alaska, accident happened at Gardner Field, Taft, California, USA
. 02-Jun-42 41-2334 Lockheed P-38F-LO Lightning Miller, Theodore S O-659161 97FS 82FG     Oakland Airport, California, USA, plane surveyed Dec 17, 1943, 430208, 38FS, 55FG, Paine Field, Everett, WA , Meikle, James B, Crashed, plane destroyed Mechanical Failure
. 09-Jun-42 41-7542 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Helton, Harrell B,  O-496016 . . . . Plane destroyed Grand Central Terminal, CA. USA Pilot later serves with 96FS, 82FG, 12AF
Conflict 13-Jun-42 40-2148 AT-6 Texan Seltz, Clarence O. O-496209 97FS 82FG     41-2148, Lockheed F-4-1-LO Lightning, plane salvaged May 23, 1945 (Also noted he was flying a North American AT-6 Texan, which would have had serial number 40-2148, which has no record of its fate, go with the AT-6 on this one), North Island, California, USA
.see 25 Jun 42 18-Jun-42 41-7516 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Rath, Willard F. (SSgt) 20652387 97FS 82FG     1st, plane in this construction lot c/n 222-5643 , Destroyed 5 miles NW of Anaheim, California, USA
.see 25 Jun 42 18-Jun-42 41-7502 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Thacker, Victor E., S Sgt 6580633 97FS 82FG   DNB Pilot killed, c/n 222-5629, destroyed in midair collision, Anaheim 5 Mi NW, California, USA, Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
. 18-Jun-42 41-7492 Lockheed P-38F Lightning  Kinsey, Claude R. O-496116 96FS 82FG     Wrecked in night landing at Muroc AB, CA Jun 18, 1942. Surveyed Dec 4, 1942
Conflict on date   19 Jun 42 41-2042 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Conner, William W. Jr. 18006111 95FS 82FG    KIFA Pilot killed, crashed 2.5 mi SE of Mines Field Aug 19, 1942.
. 20-Jun-42 41-2110 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Obermiller, James E.   95FS 82FG     Plane destroyed, East of Banning, California, USA
. 25-Jun-42 41-7516 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Rath, Willard F., S Sgt 20652387 97FS 82FG   DNB Hometown: Portage County, WI. c/n 222-5643, destroyed in midair collision, 97 FS, 82FG, Anaheim 5 Mi NW, California, USA, pilot killed, Hometown: Portage County, WI
. 25-Jun-42 41-7502 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Thacker, Victor E (S Sgt) 6580633 97FS 82FG   DNB

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA. c/n 222-5629, destroyed in midair collision, Anaheim 5 Mi NW, California, USA, pilot killed We lost Sergeants Rath and Thacker when their 38s collided, crashed and burned during formation flight over Santa Ana. Their tragic passing has been felt deeply by the squadron. Both had flown Link the day of the accident and it is difficult to realize they are now gone.

. 27-Jun-42 41-7508 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Liebers, Lawrence P O 96FS 82FG     Damaged or destroyed in accident one and a half miles north of Muroc, California, USA
. 01-Jul-42 41-7509 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Taback, Pincus P (Phil) SSgt

12009698/ Off

O-495494

97FS 82FG Based out of March Field, CA, Incident occurred at Long Beach Army Air Field, CA ( Front undercarriage collapsed on landing)
. 05-Jul-42 41-2345 Lockheed P-38F-LO Lightning Rundall. Milo E. O-724562 96FS 82FG     San Diego, California, USA, plane later wrecked, Feb 14,1943, 330FS, 329FG, Fox, William E (Killed), NAS North Island, San Diego, CA
. 07-Jul-42 41-7547 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Langdon, Charles R 6987450 95FS 82FG     Damaged or destroyed in accident, Mines Field, California, USA
. 19-Jul-42 41-2223 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Obermiller, James E.   95FS 82FG     Plane destroyed, Mines Field, California, USA,  plane later to reclamation at Burbank Feb 1946
. 19-Jul-42 41-2268 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Reagh, Grant L. 7030258 95FS 82FG     Muroc Gunnery Range, California, USA, plane later to reclamation at Albuquerque Jan 1, 1945
  19-Jul-42 41-38245 Bell P-39D-1-BE Airacobra Hardin, James C O-762322 95FS 82FG     Background on this pilot he may not have been with 82FG at this time, Muroc, CA
. 21-Jul-42 40-768 Lockheed P-38 Lightning Kingsley, Nathen J.   96FS 82FG     Damaged or destroyed plane, Mines Field, California, USA,  plane to CL-26 at Lockheed Sep 5, 1942
. 22-Jul-42 41-19167 Douglas A-20C Havoc Wittliff, William W. O-421370 97FS 82FG     Pilot formerly served with 94PS, 1PG, Lend-lease contract for RAF but transferred to Soviet Air Force and large numbers were taken over by USAAF after Pearl Harbor., Mather Field, California, USA
. 01-Aug-42 41-1987 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Powell, Charles D. 14022344 then O-495896 95FS 82FG     Plane later to reclamation at Chicago, IL Nov 28, 1944 , Mines Field, California, USA
. 04-Aug-42 41-7529 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Morgan, Emory C. 6950804 then O-495877 97FS 82FG     c/n 222- 5656, damaged or destroyed in accident, 97FS, 82FG, Long Beach, California, USA
. 08-Aug-42 41-12038 Curtiss AT-9 Jeep Morris, Henry R. Jr. (SSgt) 14041621 then O-531464 97FS 82FG     Damaged in accident, Municipal Airport Long Beach, California, USA He has later service with 37FS, 14FG
. 08-Aug-42 41-7591 Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning Berry, Robert E. O-826858 96FS 82FG     Damaged taxiing, 96FS, 82FG, Plane later destroyed crash landing flown by Classford, Pelham D Jr, 440302 , Maison Blanche , Algeria
. . 41-7584 Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning 82FG See 20-Jul-44   95FS 82FG     .
. . 41-7605 Lockheed P-38F-1-LO Lightning, 95FS, 82FG     95FS 82FG     Damaged in accident, plane later, 431008 , damaged belly landing, 122LS, 68RG, Einwechter, Augustus T, Telergma, Algeria
. 11-Aug-42 41-7511 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Gilliland, Leown A. (SSgt) 6971242 96FS 82FG     Damaged in accident, Glendale Airfield, California, USA
Conflict on date 19-Aug-42 41-2042 Lockheed P-38E Lightning Conner, William W. Jr.. 18006111 95FS 82FG   DNB Crashed, destroyed,  2.5 mi SE of Mines Field
.see 30 May 42 same plane 08-Sep-42 41-7528 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Persons, Robert C.   97FS 82FG     Damaged in accident, Municipal Airport Long Beach, California, USA
. 09-Sep-42 41-7507 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Visscher, Herman W (SSgt) 6916042 then O-496093 97FS 82FG     Damaged in accident, Long Beach, California, USA, later destroyed flown by Wayne, Hildreth Jr, 421106
  09-Sep-42 41-7504 Lockheed P-38F Lightning  Henderson, Frank H O-726643 96FS 82FG     c/n 222-5630,  Plane destroyed at Malibu Beach, CA
. 15-Sep-42 42-12617 Lockheed P-38F-5-LO Lightning Brodhead, Arthur L. Jr. NCO, 13026649 then O-469339 95FS 82FG     Damaged or destroyed in accident, 6 miles north of Bloomington, Indiana, USA
. 1942   ??-????, 95FS, 82FG, landed on Pacific Coast Highway, California, USA Brodhead, Arthur L. Jr. NCO, 13026649 then O-469339 95FS 82FG     Landed on Pacific Coast Highway, California, USA
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19 Sep 42

42-12584 Lockheed P-38F-5-LO Lightning Bradshaw, Samuel P, Jr., S Sgt 20443125 95FS 82FG   DNB Pilot killed, plane destroyed in crash, 2 miles north of Red Bank, New Jersey, USA, Hometown: Davidson County, TN
  8-Nov-42 41-2382 Lockheed P-38F Lightning Ferner, Robert E     82FG 8AF   Accident, Amberley, England
. Unknown 1942 42-12807 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning . . HQ 82FG 8AF . Incident at Covington, England
. 12 Nov 42 P7692 Spitfire Mk IIa Information only . . 82FG 8AF . 38MU 27-11-40 74S 1-2-41 CB ops 11-2-41 485S 21-6-41 CAC ops 24-7-41 603S 29-9-41 315S 24-11-41 81S 22-12-41 164S 26-6-42 602S 10-9-42 82GrpUSAAF 12-11-42 61OTU 1-6-43 flew into target Prestatyn Bridge Flints CE 26-7-43
  13-Nov-42 43-2067 other sources have 42-2067, P-38G Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning Anderson Kenneth. M O-662854   82FG 8AF DNB Pilot while ferrying the plane was killed in the crash, on delivery in Ireland, Eglinton 2 miles SE, UK , hit object in flight, Hometown: St. Louis County, MN
. 18 Nov 42 AD353 Spitfire Vb Information only . . 82FG 8AF . 12MU 12-10-41 313S 22-10-41 FACB 10-1-42 AST 4USAAF 27-8-42 82GrpUSAAF 18-11-42 Scottish Aviation 12-4-43 Shot down by own AA north of Caen 12-7-44 F/O P C Beloe killed
. 21-Nov-42 N3098 Spitfire Ia Zubarik, Charles J O-495898 96FS 82FG 8AF . Based out of AAF Sta 344 , Incident occurred at Eglinton, ENG FF 17-10-39 8MU 17-10-39 611S 21-1-40 41S 21-1-40 shot down force-landed Standford le Hope Sgt Carr-Lewty safe 5-9-40 61OTU 28-6-41 FACB 24-7-41 AST Cv Va M45 38MU 164S 602S 82GrpUSAAF 61OTU 288S 6-11-44
  22-Nov-42 W3213 Spitfire Va,  Decker, Harold R O-726631 97FS 82FG 8AF   AAF Sta 344 (Maydown, England) repaired not written off till 1944. serial No 1666, FF 14-5-41 , 33MU 16-5-41, Scottish Aviation 19-8-41, 2 USAAF 7-8-42, FACB 22-11-42, 61OTU 18-4-44, FAAC 24-6-44 ros
  24-Nov-42 42-12626 Lockheed P-38F-5-LO Lightning Donnell, Leroy R.     82FG 8AF   Accident, Amberley, England
. 26-Nov-42 X4709 Spitfire Ia Hamric, Alex K O-496096 95FS 82FG 8AF . Based out of AAF Sta 344 , Incident occurred at Eglinton, ENG . 5-11-40 12MU 7-11-40 602S 3-1-41 Scottish Aviation 29-5-41 Cv Va M45 131S 18-7-41 CE ops 21-8-41 ASTH 130S 17-11-41 134S 25-12-41 133S 28-12-41 134S 133S 2-1-42 Cat AC 14-3-42 82GrpUSAAF SOC 18-9-45
. 08-Dec-42 L4411 Miles M.16 Mentor Yahne, Vernon O-495835 95FS 82FG 8AF . Communications Flight, 82FG,Dublin  Phoenix Park, lost on training mission. Plane moved to Baldonnel and flown out
  16-Dec-42 42-12753 Lockheed P-38G-1-LO Lightning Giles, Scott K. O-496371 96FS 82FG 8AF KIA Entered the Service from, Kansas, Buried at: Plot F Row 7 Grave 25, Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England, lost Eglinton, North Ireland., We got on a train and headed to Belfast, where Lockheed had sent mechanics out to assemble our P-38s. We were told to check them to see if everything worked, and then test fly them. If they were not perfect, we were told not to accept them. Well, nothing worked on my P-38, so they rolled the planes back into the hanger. Jimmy Doolittle showed up and was so mad he fired half the Lockheed employees. They finally got them fixed, rolled them out of the hanger, and the first pilot took off, kept it on the deck, and then pulled straight up into the overcast. He came back through the overcast after doing a loop, and ploughed right into the runway
  16-Dec-42 43-2105 Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning Walker, Jack 'Johnny' O-725384 97FS 82FG 8AF   Born on July 7, 1920, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and grew up in West Hollywood, California. We finally got the group airborne headed towards North Africa, with three groups of twelve P-38s. I was in the last group and ‘tail-end Charlie’, so I had to fly fast to keep up, and my gas gauge was going down quickly. We were headed towards Lands End at the tip of England, when I saw a small RAF field and told the flight lead I had to land. Another P-38 pilot was low on gas as well, and he landed on the short field before me, kicking up lots of water. When I landed, I had no way to stop, and skidded into an elevated railroad track on the far end of the field. The plane went over the track and down onto the beach. A British guard came up and said, ‘Hey Yank, get out before the plane burns’. I climbed up on the tracks only to see another Brit with a mine detector. I had crashed a brand new P-38 onto a beach near a minefield!” damaged during crash landing in Wales, 97FS, when repaired was transferred to 95FS and is the plane H. Smith went down in 14 Oct 43
. 17-Dec-42 42-12814 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning Rundall, Milo E O-724562  96FS 82FG 8AF   Pilot bailed out 3mi. NE of Monaghan, Ireland. He was based at Eglinton, North Ireland, Pilot later POW 15/01/1943 in Tunisia, released 1945 in Germany
. 23 Dec  42 . . Kirtley, Robert E O-388610 95FS 82FG 8AF . Claims 1 victory
. 23 Dec  42   Lockheed P-38 Green, Earl T. O-659808 95FS 82FG 8AF KIA Entered the Service from,  Mississippi, Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England, Awards, Purple Heart, Shot down engaging four JU88, over the Bay of Biscay while flying from England en-route Africa Lt. Green shot down by JU 88 
. 23 Dec  42   Lockheed P-38 Strozier, Buddy Alexander 0-421347 96FS 82FG 8AF   Had came from the 71st Pursuit Squadron, 1st Pursuit Group, force-landed in Portugal, Buddy Alexander Strozier, 85, of Norman, Okla., died of cancer Saturday, March 4, 2006, at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Harry Barr (345FS, 350FG)  later describes Elvas, Portugal where they were interred.  The town is just a few miles from the Spanish border. "There we met one American and several British internees who had arrived before us.  The American was Captain (later Major) "Buddy" Strozier, a P-38 pilot, and he was the ranking US Army person there."
. 23 Dec  42 43-2098 Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning Brodhead, Arthur V. Jr. NCO, 13026649 then O-469339 95FS 82FG 8AF   #63, Wheels up landing on beach following combat 1 JU-88 and 1 damaged JU-88 en-route to Africa, Clare, Ballyvaughan, Ireland, plane destroyed by allies after salvage (Irish Military Archives report)
. 23 Dec  42     Henderson, Frank H O-726643 96FS 82FG 8AF KIA Hometown: Boyd County, KY
. 23 Dec  42 42-12610 Lockheed P-38F-5-LO Lightning Miller, Theo S, III 0-659161 97FS 82FG 12AF

Crashed , 97 FS, 82FG, Spain, HONORED BY
Cordelia G. Miller, BRIEF STAY IN ENGLAND, PLANE CRASHED IN SPAIN, SENT TO ITALY, AIR TRANSPORT COMMAND 1943. HIS P-38 RAN OUT OF GAS AND CAUSED THE CRASH. HE FLEW 'BRASS' ALL OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN FOR THE AIR TRAINING COMMAND AIR CORPS. Lieutenant Miller looked me up to relate the story of his crash-landing during the fly-over from England. I'd pre-flight his P-38 in Ireland. He had crash-landed in Spain, close to Gibraltar. He said: 'My right engine cut out and I was blown out to sea - then my left engine cut out ! I decided to try for a landing on the coast and as I hit my left engine tore out, then, the tail boom on one side broke off, then, the tail boom on the other side and I finally ended up sliding into Spain without much remaining of my plane." He had bought his way out of Spain for a promise of 50 gallons of gasoline -and five English Pound notes ! Sustaining head injuries in the crash, he is not permitted to fly high altitude missions.

. 25-Dec-42           82FG 12AF   Fri. 12/25/42...."CHRISTMAS". Took off to ferry our ships (25) to 1st Ftr. Grp. Major Vaughn lost. We returned to Oran after being separated.
. Late Dec 1942 42-12817 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning

Wolfe, Fred J.,

 S Sgt

6669216 then O-495832 96FS 82FG 12AF   Plane transferred to 14FG, late Dec 42
. 26-Dec-42 . . . .   82FG 12AF   82FG planes refurbish the 1FG, Sat. 12/26/42....Took off again for Biskra and turned over (25) ships to the 1st Fighter Group. Kinda pissed off because I had to give away "2073" ( Lockheed P-38E Lightning c/n 222-5201/5315), a darn good ship.
. 30 Dec 42 41-16707 North American AT-6A-NT Texan Coleman, Oliver G T-187608 96FS 82FG 12AF . Hometown: Shelby County, TN Incident at Eglin Field, FL ., USA

1943

MACR# Date Serial# A/C Type  Pilot Service# Sqdn Group AF Status Comments
. 07-Jan-43 . . Helton, Harrell B, FOD 7-Jan-44 O-496016 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Texas, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 07-Jan-43 43-2112  Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning (Coded AS, named “Sad Sack”) Sloan, William J "Dixie" O-496090 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory, Bf-109
. 08-Jan-43 . . Loe, Roy M. O-22598 HQ 82FG 12AF . 97th FS mission to Kairouan, one P-38 lost. One of the pilots lost was Lt Col. Roy M. Loe, the deputy Group Commander.  2/Lt. Pincus P. Taback of the 97th FS had his P-38 badly damaged by a Bf 109 (according to Taback) and when he crash-landed at his airfield it was destroyed in the fire that followed.
. 08-Jan-43 42-12614 Lockheed P-38F-5-LO Lightning White, Thomas A O-730690 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 Victory
. 08-Jan-43 42-12614 Lockheed P-38F-5-LO Lightning White, Thomas A O-730690 97FS 82FG 12AF S/d WIA Shot down by FW-190. 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.
. 08-Jan-43 . . Taback, Pincus P (SSgt) 12009698

NCO 12009698

Off

O-495494

97FS 82FG 12AF . 2/Lt. Pincus P. Taback of the 97th FS had his P-38 badly damaged by a Bf 109 (according to Taback) and when he crash-landed at his airfield it was destroyed in the fire that followed.
. 08-Jan-43 . . . . 95FS 82FG 12AF . 95th FS mission to Kalaa Srira (sic), one P-38 lost. (According to data supplied by William J. Schildt this mission was airborne 1430 - 1715 hours, escorting B-25s)
. 09-Jan-43 42-12802 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning . . . 82FG 12AF . Plane information only (near Donegal,  Strapped to a pontoon, from torpedoed ship. It floated off the next morning.; MacCarron p. 35 & 117; Quinn p.118; IMA #U5)
. 10-Jan-43 . . Veal, John W. Jr. O-730675 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Florida, Buried at: Plot F Row 8 Grave 10, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Purple Heart
11-Jan-43 43-2056 Lockheed P-38F-13-LO Lightning Hamm, James D O-732235 332FS 329FG . . Mid air collision Orange Co Arpt, CA, USA. The same man that served with 95FS,  82FG see 03-May-43
. 15-Jan-43 . . Black, Raymond M O-496111 96FS 82FG 12AF POW/KIA Detaining power Germany, Executed, Died in Ship's Sinking or Result of Ship Sinking, Shot While Attempting Escape 
. 15-Jan-43 . . Rundall, Milo E. O-724562 96FS 82FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 15-Jan-43 . . Vaughn, Harley C O-406526 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 17-Jan-43 . . Lund,  Keith K. O-495754 97FS 82FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11, 97th FS mission to Kairouan,  one P-38 and pilot MIA, 97th FS mission to Graiba, one P-38 and pilot MIA. News of the engagements received on 9 Feb, 97th Squadron pilots Lewis, Luddington, and Lund were reported shot down down or missing, along with Major Loe. Our Group has scored several victories in aerial combat. The first losses and victories took place over the Bay of Biscay during the fly-over from England to Algeria in December. The report is that recently commissioned Lt. Lewis and Major Loe were downed by Bf-109 and Ju88 fighters, after pulling out of formation to turn back and engage the enemy attack. Lt. Lund was reported last seen banking close to the water.
. 17-Jan-43 . . Petersen, William B O-421305 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 17-Jan-43 . . Visscher, Herman W O-496093 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 17-Jan-43 . . Wittliff, William W O-421370 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-Jan-43 . . Atteberry, Lloyd E O-496112 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-Jan-43 . . Lewis, Ervin A. O-495760 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA

Entered the Service from, Texas, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart  We learned more about Lt. Lewis who had been shot down in December.(sic) Lewis had been downed by a 109 which in turn was shot down by Lt. Larson. After pulling out of formation to strafe an enemy ship, one engine on Larson's 38 was shot out and he force landed at Bone, 150 miles up the coast.

. 21-Jan-43 . . Luddington, Lloyd F. O-726653 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Utah, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Purple Heart 97th FS mission to Kairouan, 97th FS mission to Graiba, one P-38 and pilot MIA.  one P-38 and pilot MIA, News of the engagements received on 9 Feb, 97th Squadron pilots Lewis, Luddington, and Lund were reported shot down down or missing, along with Major Loe. Our Group has scored several victories in aerial combat. The first losses and victories took place over the Bay of Biscay during the fly-over from England to Algeria in December. The report is that recently commissioned Lt. Lewis and Major Loe were downed by Bf-109 and Ju88 fighters,after pulling out of formation to turn back and engage the enemy attack. Lt. Lund was reported last seen banking close to the water.
. 21-Jan-43 . . Morgan, Emory C O-495877 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 Victory
. 21-Jan-43 . . Pratt, Leonard E O-495895 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 Victory
. 21-Jan-43 . . White, Thomas A O-730690 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 Victory
  21-Jan-43     Zubarik, Charles J. O-495898 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 22-Jan-43 . . Miller, Franklin P. O-421281 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Ohio, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 23 Jan 43 . . Towson, Louis A O-496118 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28 Jan 43 . . Cochran, Paul R O-729316 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 29-Jan-43 . . Kinsey, Claude R Jr O-496116 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 29 Jan 43 . . Osher, Ernest K O-429107 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 30-Jan-43 . . . . . 82FG 12AF . We went out today anti-shipping. No victories, No losses. 96th ran into a mess. Lost Capt. Smally, Lt. Winston, Lt. Delahunt. Zubarik was thought lost but showed up in the late afternoon. He was shot up (his ship) and crash landed in a dry lake about 30 minutes from here. Sure was glad to see Zubarik back. We ran into a helva lot of flak all of a sudden. McDaniel was gone. I thought he was gone for good but he returned home. Just got seven pilots from the 14th Fighter Group. All new boys. The Group got all new boys.
. 30-Jan-43 . . Barber, Bernard L O-496109 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 30-Jan-43 . . Crichton, Douglas E O-496335 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 30-Jan-43 . . Delahunt, Frederick J, FOD  30 Jan 44 O-662890 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, West Virginia, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 30-Jan-43 . . Kinsey, Claude R Jr O-496116 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 30-Jan-43 . . Sloan, William J O-496090 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 30-Jan-43 . . Vaughn, Harley C O-406526 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 30-Jan-43 . . Wolfe, Fred J O-495832 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 30-Jan-43 . . Zubarik., Charles J. O-495898 96FS 82FG 12AF    
. 30-Jan-43 . . Smedley, Arthur A. Jr O-421342 HQ96 82FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang Prussia 54-12
. 31-Jan-43 . . Decker, Harold R O-726631 97FS 82FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 31-Jan-43 . . Knell, William A O-726650 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Maryland, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 31-Jan-43 . . McArthur, T H O-429831 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
  31-Jan-43 . . Pratt, Leonard E. O-495895 97FS 82FG 12AF POW lost in action, 95FS, 82FG, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 31-Jan-43 42-12806 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning Schildt, William J O-496103 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 31-Jan-43 42-12806 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning Schildt, William J., S Sgt (CO) 12003729 later O-496103 95FS 82FG 12AF Rtn On an early morning mission, 5 planes of the 82FG where lost in combat this day. escorted B-26's (Gabes). Shot down by ME-110
. 31-Jan-43 . . White, Thomas A O-730690 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 Victory
. 02-Feb-43 . . Barber, Bernard L O-496109 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 02-Feb-43 . . Cochran, Paul R O-729316 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 02-Feb-43 . . Duncan, Frank A O-729328 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 02-Feb-43 . . Filkins, James Jr. O-791084 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, New York, Buried at: Plot I Row 4 Grave 7, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Purple Heart.lost one of our new boys from the 14FG
. 02-Feb-43 . . Rodgers, Phillip D O-659487 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 02-Feb-43 . . Rowson, William B O-496059 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 02-Feb-43 43-2064 Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning Sloan, William J O-496090 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories off the coast of Tunis
. 03-Feb-43 . . Anton, Soren E. O-729301 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 03-Feb-43 . . Atteberry, Lloyd E O-496112 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 03-Feb-43 . . Duncan, Jesse T. O-662897 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Mississippi, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Purple Heart
. 03-Feb-43 . . Drompp, Edward B O-659679 95FS 82FG 12AF MIA  
. 03-Feb-43 . . Johnson, James C., FOD 3 Feb 44 O-730510 97FS 82FG 12AF MIA Entered the Service from, Arkansas, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart, We lost two new boys, Johnson and Wilson
. 03-Feb-43 . . VanTrease, William V O-496082 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 04-Feb-43 . . See below . . . . . II./JG 2, At 1500 Oblt Bühligen claimed two more victories, this time P-38s of the 82nd FG near Matmata
. 04-Feb-43 . . Grady, Richard P. O-730459 97FS 82FG 12AF FOD No one knew what happened to the two missing boys. (Grady & Doddridge) Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
. 04-Feb-43 . . Doddridge, John E. O-726632 97FS 82FG 12AF MIA No one knew what happened to the two missing boys. (Grady & Doddridge)
. 6 Feb 43 . . Decker, Harold R O-726631 97FS 82FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 08-Feb-43 . . Atteberry, Lloyd E O-496112 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 08-Feb-43 . . Caputo, John A O-791069 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 08-Feb-43   . Dunn, William J. O-730415 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, California, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 08-Feb-43 . . Heffington, Dale L O-776642 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 08-Feb-43 . . Hieronymus, William M O-725300 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 08-Feb-43 . . Petersen, William B O-421305 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 08-Feb-43 . . Rounds, Gerald L O-496091 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 08-Feb-43 . . Towson, Louis A O-496118 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 08-Feb-43 . . Visscher, Herman W O-496093 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 08-Feb-43 . . Wolfe, Fred J O-495832 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
570 MACR lists 42-32721 which is a Cancelled contract 09-Feb-43 43-2366  Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning Zoeter, James E., FOD 3 Sep 44 O-740624 96FS 82FG 12AF POW/Rtn Location, Near Ischia Island, Italy, Point Of Departure, Grombalia, North Africa
579 MACR lists 42-32556 which is a Cancelled contract 09-Feb-43 42-13132 Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning Franke,  William T., FOD  2 Sep 44 O-743328 96FS 82FG 12AF MIA/Rtn Location, 30 Miles S W Of Ischia Island, Italy. Point Of Departure, Grombalia, North Africa
Conflict on date 2 Sept 43 MACR 573 lists 42-32427 which is a North American B-25C-15 Mitchell 09-Feb-43 43-2497 Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning Moore, Gerald E. Jr O-740513 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Coded AG, lost in action. Location, Midway Between Italian Mainland And Ustica Island. Point Of Departure, Grombalia, North Africa
. 15-Feb-43 43-2064 Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning Sloan, William J O-496090 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 15-Feb-43 . . White, Thomas A O-730690 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 Victory
. 17-Feb-43 . . . . 97FS 82FG 12AF .

The 82nd achieved a 'famous first' today - first US fighters over Sardinia. Escorting B-17 fortresses along with B-25 and B-26 mediums, heavy anti-aircraft fire was

encountered over the target. Four B-26s from the nearby base were lost due to flak. Our Group lost three P-38s, one of these from our 97th Squadron, called 'Cheeta'.

One enemy bomber was shot down. A fifth B-26 bomber, returning from this mission, crashed against the mountainside after coming out of clouds at low altitude. The plane burned, threw huge black billows of smoke up from the wreckage. All crew were reported lost.

. 17-Feb-43 . . . . 82FG 12AF . .
. 17-Feb-43 . . . . 82FG 12AF . .
. 17-Feb-43 . . Kinsey, Claude R Jr O-496116 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-Feb-43 . . Braddock, Edward I O-496341 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-Feb-43 . . Durham, Joseph E O-885198 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-Feb-43 . . Jones, Graham E O-495855 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-Feb-43 43-2112  Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning (Coded AS, named “Sad Sack”) Kirtley, Robert E O-388610 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory, Ju 88 and Ar 196 floatplane
. 21-Feb-43 . . Langdon, Charles R O-495370 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-Feb-43 . . McArthur, T H O-429831 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-Feb-43 . . Towson, Louis Albert O-496118 97FS 82FG 12AF FOD

Hometown: Alachua County, FL. Entered the Service from, Florida, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart 

Fifteen P-38s, our men, escorted flights of B-26s in anti-shipping mission. Lt. Peterson went down but Headquarters received a call from Algiers saying

"Pete" had landed O.K. Lieutenants Towsen and Washburn crashed at sea after shooting down a German bomber. Towsen was reported last seen on a life raft dropped by one of our bombers. The Germans were also reported close to the raft. One enemy ship was sunk by the B-26s and other vessels were strafed by our P-38s. Our 82nd FG now has 48 victories to 21 lost.Lt. Towson now believed definitely lost after crash landing in the sea on the 21st. Lt. Atteberry said Towsen attacked an enemy bomber, from above and behind, and was hit on the way in by the rear gunner.

. 21-Feb-43 . . Washburn, Jack O-730682 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-Feb-43 . . Washburn, Jack O-730682 95FS 82FG 12AF FOD

Hometown: Madera, CA. Memorialized at: North Africa American Cemetery
Location: Carthage, Tunisia
Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster

. 21-Feb-43 . . Peterson, William B O-421305 97FS 82FG 12AF S/d Rtn

Lt. Peterson went down but Headquarters received a call from Algiers saying "Pete" had landed O.K.

. 21-Feb-43 . . Roofner, Hollis W O-659488 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-Feb-43 . . Washburn, Jack O-730682 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, California, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster
. 22-Feb-43 . . Cochran, Paul R O-729316 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 23-Feb-43 . . Bass, Leon W. O-659443 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Florida, Buried at: Plot F Row 20 Grave 7, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Purple Heart
. 23-Feb-43 . . Kinsey, Claude R Jr O-496116 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
  28-Feb-43 . . Heffington, Dale L., FOD 28 Feb 44 O-726642 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA

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

Due to very heavy rains and muddy ground conditions the first part of week, we had no missions until yesterday. Today, five of our P-38s were shot up on

a mission, one of these failed to return. Escorting B-26 bombers, they were attacked by flights of Me109s. Lt. "Ace" White, last of the 38s to return from

the mission, added another 109 to his score. Our other Lt. White (H.G.) also shot down a 109 which was laast seen streaming into the ground with engine trailing smoke. Our new Commanding Officer of the 97th, Captian Wittliff, shot down one 109. Group victories now stand at 61. This includes 45 enemy fighters, eleven bombers and five others. We have suffered losses of 24

pilots, 25 P-38s. Lt. "Ace" White had four victories and needed one more to become an "Ace". Yesterday he was called on the carpet for taking off unassigned, as he put it: "To get my last ship to get the title." Most of the

men have been supplementing their desire for food by buying eggs, nuts, and dried dates from the Arab natives who wander across our perimeter. Ten eggs cost about 30 francs (60 cents), a dozen English walnuts costs 20 francs, and maybe three dozen dried dates will run another 20 francs. But half the dates are wormy.

. 28-Feb-43 . . White, Thomas A O-730690 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 Victory
. 01-Mar-43 . . Crawford, Ray O-730393 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 01-Mar-43 . . Perrone, John A O-659838 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 01-Mar-43 . . Rodgers, Phillip D O-659487 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 01-Mar-43 . . Rounds, Gerald L O-496091 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 03-Mar-43 . . Kinsey, Claude R Jr O-496116 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
  03-Mar-43 .   Scott,  George W. O-725208 96FS 82FG 12AF POW

Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11) Our 38s escorted B-25 Mitchells to target, an enemy field. The target was reported to be well- hit. No enemy fighters were encountered but one of our planes was lost to enemy anti-aircraft fire.

. 04-Mar-43 .   Gasaway, Harry S. O-730448 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA

Entered the Service from,  Montana, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart An early mission saw 38 of our P-38s escorting B-25 bombers to the target in Tunisia. Enemy planes were encountered but no reports of any shot down. Several of our 38s failed to return. One was seen to spin down after being hit in pilots cockpit section by a jettisoned belly tank, while they were over the target. Lt. Caputo had one engine on fire, which went out when the engine was cut, and he came in safely on one engine. Lt. Gasaway was lost. Lt.Visscher is believed to have landed safely at Bone, on the coast.

. 07-Mar-43 . . Petersen, William B O-421305 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 07-Mar-43 . . Walker, Jack G O-725384 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 07-Mar-43 . . Wittliff, William W O-421370 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 11-Mar-43 . . Atteberry, Lloyd E O-496112 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 11-Mar-43 . . White, Thomas A O-730690 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 Victory
. 12-Mar-43 . . Vaughn, Harley C O-406526 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 12-Mar-43 . . Waters, Edward T O-730683 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 14-Mar-43 . . . . . 82FG 12AF .

On the 14th our P-38s escorted B-25s. Group lost one new pilot due to his mistaking four 109s for Spitfires which, by that time, drew down and fired on

him. The bombers hit their targets. On the 15th, Lt. McAnulty of our 97th Squadron shot down a 109 on his first mission with the squadron. Many B-17s Fortresses, B-26 Marauders and B-25 Mitchells, with escort of P40s,

Spitfires, and P-38s have been on the go in perfect weather.

. 15-Mar-43 . . McAnulty, Ernest E O-729351 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 Victory
  20-Mar-43 42-12830 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning Crichton, Douglas E. O-496335 96FS 82FG 12AF   Probable Me-109. Plane usually assigned to S Sgt William J. Sloan, 6994350,  coded BO, named *Snooks IV 1/2* Plane lost Jul 3, 1943. MACR 359
. 20-Mar-43 . . Hawes, Samuel A O-659465 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 20-Mar-43 . . Jorda, Joseph W O-495857 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 20-Mar-43 . . Kuentzel, Ward A O-730534 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
See 5 Apr 1943 for conflict on date 20-Mar-43 42-12816 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning Lawrence, Lee H O--726651 96FS 82FG 12AF S/d FOD Shot down by Me-109. Hometown: Vernon County, WI
. 20-Mar-43 . . Rowson, William B O-496059 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
  20-Mar-43 42-12827 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning Vaughn, Harley C O-406526 96FS 82FG 12AF   Claims JU 88. 2(F)./122 dispatched a sortie to the Straits of Sicily but one Ju 88D-1 failed to return after combat with P-38s of the US 82nd FG and was lost. Four crewmen were killed.
  20-Mar-43     Zubarik, Charles J. O-495898 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-Mar-43 . . Rodgers, Phillip D O-659487 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 22-Mar-43 . . Atteberry, Lloyd E. O-496112 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA

Entered the Service from, Idaho, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart 

We of 97th Squadron lost Atteberry and McDaniels. 97th Squadron escorted 70 B-26 bombers against enemy shipping and very heavy opposition was encountered from 109s. As a result, Lt. Atteberry, Lt. McDaniels, and Lt.McAnulty were reported lost in combat. However, Lt. McAnulty came back safely last night, and was flown in by an English Beaufighter. It is difficult to realize so many of our ex-Sgt. pilots and friends are gone. Atteberry needed only one more victory, unofficially. During the mission, one of the B-26s was brought down by a suicide 109 who flew directly into the middle of the

bomber formation. Our squadron scored one victory in the air battle to bring Group total to 87. 95th Squadron planes got up on the 21st along with many B-17s.

. 22-Mar-43 . . Braddock, Edward I O-496341 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory 23 P-38s of the US 82nd FG escorted B-26s and they were engaged by 2 Bf 109s. Later during the mission, the same formation of bombers and P-38s were attacked by 6 Bf 109s.
. 22-Mar-43 . . Kirtley, Robert E O-388610 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 22-Mar-43 . . McAnulty, Ernest E O-729351 97FS 82FG 12AF S/d Rtn Lt.McAnulty were reported lost in combat. However, Lt. McAnulty came back safely last night, and was flown in by an English Beaufighter. 
. 22-Mar-43 . . McDaniel,  Lemuel D. O-495764 97FS 82FG 12AF POW Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
. 22-Mar-43 . . Hays, Oliver B. O-730482 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Iowa, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Purple Heart
. 22-Mar-43 . . Mallette, Archie F O-495900 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 22-Mar-43 . . Osher, Ernest K O-429107 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 22-Mar-43 . . Roofner, Hollis W O-659488 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 22-Mar-43 . . Sharp, Daniel F O-730631 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 22-Mar-43 . . Taback, Pincus P O-495494 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 22-Mar-43 . . Yahne, Verne M O-495835 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 23-Mar-43 . . Rodgers, Phillip D O-659487 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 25-Mar-43 . . Rainear, Charles J O-659179 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 25-Mar-43 . . Shearer, Donald H. O-730633 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Iowa, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
. 26-Mar-43 . . McAuliffe, Richard G O-428438 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 25-Mar-43 . . White, Thomas A  "Ace" O-730690 97FS 82FG 12AF WIA

(Wounded In Action), possibility he went to 338FS, 55FG An early mission got off with out squadron participating. Fortresses, escorted by the 1st Fighter Group, flew over on their way towards the front.Upon mission completion, 97th Squadron was missing Lt. 'Ace' White and Captain Peterson. But Pete is believed to have landed safely on the coast at Bone. During the last few missions, Group victories have reached 94 total. 27 March 1943, rumoured that Lt. 'Ace' White, who had six victories, is in hospital with crushed chest and skull facture.   BERTEAUX, NORTH AFRICA

29 March 1943, We have again established camp. The majority are still living out of foxholes under shelter-halves, but there are some pyramidal also. Our squadron pilots are to go on a 30 day relief, back to Casablanca. Eleven new pilots and P-38s came into the squadron today which, added to our remaining 97th

pilots to stay here, makes 15. Of 97th Squadron, Commanding Officer (now Major) Witliff, Captain Peterson, ex-Sgts. (now Lieutenants) Henley, Larson,

Morgan, Rounds, Taback, Visscher, Walker, 'Ace' White, and G. White, will be at Casablanca. 'Ace' White, who crash landed several days ago after a mission and at first believed lost, is O.K. and goes to Casablanca. He

reported turning upside down on crash landing, when his left engine cut out. Unable to get out of the cockpit with his canopy jammed against the ground,

shot his way out of the side cockpit window with his .45 automatic.

. 26-Mar-43 . . Wiedbusch, Melvin E O-753769 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 27-Mar-43 . . Lamar, Hobart L. Jr. O-732278 95FS 82FG 12AF DNB (Killed In Flying Accident) Hometown: Kern, CA
. 27-Mar-43 . . Liss, Benjamin R. O-732285 95FS 82FG 12AF KIFA  
. 31-Mar-43 . . Embrey, Ralph C O-496016 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory, Ju88 Mission No. 99 / Counter-Shipping Near Zembra Islands
. 31-Mar-43 . . Moore, Marion O-663077 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory, Me-109 Mission No. 99 / Counter-Shipping Near Zembra Islands
. 31-Mar-43 . . Molloy, Francis M O-730571 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Iowa, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 31-Mar-43 . . Sheen, Joseph R. Jr. O-730635 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Kansas, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
. 05-Apr-43 . . Anderson, Edmund B O-496114 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory In an effort to re-supply the Afrika Korps trapped in Tunis, the Luftwaffe tried to fly in supplies from Sicily and Southern Italy. 65 JU 52s were sent across the Med in one of the first large scale re-supply missions. The Junkers were escorted by only 2 Bf 109s from II./JG 27 and 3 Bf 110s from III./ZG 26. These were attacked near Cap Bon by 46 P-38s from the US 1st and 82d FG, divided into 2 formations. The Germans scrambled whatever they could to aid the hard pressed formation of transports but the whole reinforcement amounted to nothing more than 8 Bf 109s from II./JG 53. The German fighter pilots shot down 6 P-38s, but of course were so outnumbered that they were unable to cover the Ju 52s against the masses of Lightnings. No less than 14 Ju 52s were shot down. Elsewhere, P-38s accounted for another 15 German fighters. Combined efforts of NAAF fighters and bombers destroyed up to 200 Luftwaffe aircraft on 5 April, with many destroyed on the ground.
. 05-Apr-43 . . Cochran, Paul R O-729316 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-Apr-43 . . Crawford, Ray O-730393 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-Apr-43 . . Delp, Robert C O-732185 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-Apr-43 . . Hamric, Alex K O-496096 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-Apr-43 . . Hattendorf, Wilbur S O-659464 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-Apr-43 . . Jones, Lincoln D O-730515 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims  2 victories
. 05-Apr-43 . . Jorda, Joseph W O-495857 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims  2 victories
. 05-Apr-43 . . Kinsey, Claude R Jr O-496116 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 05-Apr-43 . . Kinsey, Claude R. Jr O-496116 96FS 82FG 12AF POW CC 21 Chieti Italy 42-14. 

Claude R. Kinsey Jr., 86, a ''flying sergeant" who became one of the earliest US aces of World War II and who escaped a prisoner-of-war camp by walking 100 miles through Italy across German lines, died Feb. 4 of cancer in Springfield, Va.

Kinsey, who entered the Army Air Forces as an enlisted man, trained to fly while still a buck private, and eventually attained the rank of lieutenant colonel, was credited with shooting down seven enemy planes over North Africa between Jan. 29 and April 5, 1943, when he was shot down by his own inexperienced wing man.

He bailed out of his burning P-38 Lightning fighter, landing in 3 feet of water near Tunis, Algeria, blinded from swollen eyes and temporarily paralyzed below the waist. He was captured by residents who turned him over to the Italian military.

The 23-year-old second lieutenant, after recovering from severe burns, ended up in a large POW camp near Chieti, Italy, where he stayed until the end of September 1943, when the Italian guards fled and were replaced by Germans. The Germans moved the prisoners to a camp near Sulmona, Italy, where, on the first night, the young pilot slipped out, evaded machine gun fire and began his 30-day start-and-stop escape down the Apennine Mountains toward Bari, near Campobasso, according to a 40-page excerpt of his unpublished biography

. 05-Apr-43 . . Larson, Merle E O-495759 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
Conflict on date, Incident reported by other sources as 20 Mar 1943 05-Apr-43 . This maybe his  FOD date Lawrence, Lee H. O-726651 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Wisconsin, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
. 05-Apr-43 . . McAuliffe, Richard G O-428438 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-Apr-43 .   McAnulty, Ernest E. O-729351 97FS 82FG 12AF POW Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
. 05-Apr-43 . . Hieronymus, William M. O-725300 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Texas, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 05-Apr-43 . . Rowson, William B O-496059 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-Apr-43 . . Walker, Jack G O-725384 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-Apr-43 . . Wehman, George E O-729392 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 10-Apr-43 . . Crawford, Ray O-730393 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories. .P-38s destroyed another 20 German transports and 8 escorting German and Italian fighters. Later that afternoon, B-25 medium bombers and their escorts downed 21 transports and 4 of the escorting fighters. Despite these serious losses, the Luftwaffe continued to fly these aerial convoys.
. 10-Apr-43 . . Hamric, Alex K O-496096 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 10-Apr-43 . . Hanley, Justin O O-496095 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 10-Apr-43 . . Hasal, Glynord A O-730481 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 10-Apr-43 . . Jochems, Theodore P O-726648 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 10-Apr-43 . . McAuliffe, Richard G O-428438 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 10-Apr-43 . . Powell, Charles D O-495896 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 10-Apr-43 . . Riddle, William L Jr O-730611 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 10-Apr-43 . . Riddle, William L Jr. O-730611 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Washington, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters
. 10-Apr-43 . . Schildt, William J O-496103 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 10-Apr-43 . . White, Virgil O-495878 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 11-Apr-43 . . Baldwin, Harry W O-792672 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory. The Luftwaffe again tried to re-supply the Afrika Korps in Tunisia and sent a formation of 35 transports on an aerial convoy from Sicily. Bounced by B-25s and P-38s out on a shipping sweep over the Sicilian strait, both bomber and twin-engined fighters tore into the German formations. Within minutes, 25 German planes including 21 Ju 52 transports were shot down. In an unusual victory, Uffz. Gaisberger of III./TG 3 claimed one P-38 destroyed during the battle. Uffz. Herbert Romeikat of 2./JG 27 was listed as missing after landing on the sea near Derna with engine damage.
. 11-Apr-43 . . Barrett, Robert J O-732126 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 11-Apr-43 43-2112  Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning (Coded AS, named “Sad Sack”) Cappo, John B O-732153 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims  2 victories, Ju 52/3m
. 11-Apr-43 . . Hamm. James D O-0732235 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 11-Apr-43 . . Hamric, Alex K O-496096 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
16544 / Page 587 11-Apr-43 . . Hamric, Alex K. O-496096 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Tennessee, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart. Location, Last Seen To Go Down In Flames Over Rekata Bay, Point Of Departure, [BLANK]  In an unusual victory, Uffz. Gaisberger of III./TG 3 claimed one P-38 destroyed during the battle.
. 11-Apr-43 . . Hasal, Glynord A O-730481 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 11-Apr-43 . . Hattendorf, Wilbur S O-659464 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims  2 victories
. 11-Apr-43 . . Hurlbut, Frank D T-190446 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 11-Apr-43 . . Hodgson, Thomas D O-732247 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 11-Apr-43 . . Grinnan, Daniel T O-665787 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
16544 / Page 587 11-Apr-43 . . Grinnan, Daniel T. O-665787 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Virginia, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart. Location, Last Seen To Go Down In Flames Over Rekata Bay, Point Of Departure, [BLANK]
. 11-Apr-43 . . Meyer, John R O-495765 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 3 victories
. 11-Apr-43 . . Moore, Marion O-663077 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 3 victories
. 11-Apr-43 . . Perrone, John A O-659838 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 11-Apr-43 . . Pyles, John R Jr O-405444 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
16544 / Page 587 11-Apr-43 . . Rawson, William B. O-496059 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Illinois, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters. Location, Last Seen To Go Down In Flames Over Rekata Bay, Point Of Departure, [BLANK]
. 11-Apr-43 . . Sharp, Daniel F O-730631 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 11-Apr-43 . . Schildt, William J O-496103 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 3 victories
. 11-Apr-43 . . Solem, Herman S O-792886 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 11-Apr-43 . . White, Virgil O-495878 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
16544 / Page 587 11-Apr-43 . . White, Virgil S. O-495878 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, North Carolina, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Location, Last Seen To Go Down In Flames Over Rekata Bay, Point Of Departure, [BLANK]
. 14 Apr 43 . P-38J . . . 82FG 12AF DNB A new "J" from 82nd blew engine up in dive bailed out Pilot hit stabilizer died in hospital.
. 16-Apr-43 . . Baldwin, Harry W., FOD  17 Apr 44 O-792672 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Maryland, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 16-Apr-43 . . Bentzlin, Conrad F. O-724374 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Minnesota, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 16-Apr-43 . . Jochems, Theodore P O-726648 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 16-Apr-43 . . McReynolds, Steven E. . 97FS 82FG 12AF .  
. 16-Apr-43 . . Pyles, John J.Jr. O-405444 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Missouri, Buried at: Plot G Row 12 Grave 7, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 16-Apr-43 . . Wilkins, Ora M, FOD 17 Apr 44 O-661417 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Ohio, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Purple Heart
. 17-Apr-43 . . McArthur, T H O-429831 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 17-Apr-43 . . Perrone, John A O-659838 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 17-Apr-43 . . Vaughn, Harley C O-406526 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 17-Apr-43 . . Warr, Donn C O-732417 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 17-Apr-43 . . Waters, Edward T O-730683 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 23-Apr-43 . . Barber, Bernard L O-496109 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 23-Apr-43 . . Vaughn, Harley C O-406526 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28-Apr-43 . . Gant, James R O-664175 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28-Apr-43 . . Kenny, Richard F O-725315 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28-Apr-43 . . McArthur, T H O-429831 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28-Apr-43 . . Muir, Robert W O-665850 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28-Apr-43 . . Powell, Charles D O-495896 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28-Apr-43 . . Price, Charles W O-732357 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28-Apr-43 . . Pyle, Benjamin C, FOD 29 Apr 44 O-732359 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Ohio, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Purple Heart
. 28-Apr-43 . . Coates, Howell B. O-792962 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Rhode Island, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 29-Apr-43 43-2112 Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning (Coded AS, named “Sad Sack”) Cappo, John B O-732153 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims  1 victory, Bf-109
. 29-Apr-43 . . Curdes, Louis E O-733836 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims  3 victories
. 29-Apr-43 . . Henley, Justin O O-496095 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 29-Apr-43 . . McArthur, T H O-429831 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 29-Apr-43 . . Netzer, John R Jr T-443196 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 29-Apr-43 . . Phillips, Herbert L O-432116 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 29-Apr-43 . . Conners, James F., III O-732172 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Ohio, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Purple Heart
. 29-Apr-43 . . Curran, Charles R. O-733837 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, New Jersey,
Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart
 . 29-Apr-43 . . Reding, James P, FOD 30 Apr 44 O-733978 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Ohio, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Purple Heart
  29-Apr-43   . Delp, Robert L., FOD 30 Apr 44 O-732185 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Ohio, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
. 29-Apr-43 . . White, William P.  Jr, FOD 30 Apr 44,  O-734049 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Ohio, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia
. 03-May-43 . . Bladorn, Robert G O-665379 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Rock County, WI
. 03-May-43 . . Hamm, James D. O-732235 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Albemarle County, VA
. 03-May-43   . McArthur, T. H.  O-429831 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Mills County, TX
. 03-May-43   . Powell, Charles D. 14022344 then O-495896 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Tippah County, MS
. 03-May-43   . Price, Charles W. O-732357 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Pierce County, WA
. 05-May-43 . . . . . 82FG 12AF . Italian Macchis from 1° Stormo CT and American Lightning most likely of 82nd FG itself, a combat that has always interested myself but whose details are not very clear to me. This combat took place on the morning of 5 May 1943 when a group of seven Siai Marchetti SM 82 (of 149° Gruppo T) took off at 8.45 (Italian hour) from the airstrip of Gerbini (Sicily) directed towards Tunisia under escort of 16 Macchis of 1° Stormo led by the ace Tenente Amedeo Guidi. the Italian planes were intercepted 20 miles from Zembra by some P38s .The Siais coded 602-5 (Tenente Camerini), 608-3 (Maresciallo Barba) went down in flames with no survivors. The 603-3 (Maresciallo Mascetti) exploded while ditching near Zembra island (the pilot and 5 passengers survived), the 608-2 8 (Tenente Rosci) ditched near Tunis (crew rescued), the 607-3 (Tenente Setti) force-landed in a Tunisian beach and finally the last two machines turned back. Some of the machines -at least the three that exploded- carried fuel, while Tenente Fulvio Setti was finally able to repair his kite and flew back to Italy gaining the gold medal for bravery for this mission (it is the highest Italian military award and very seldom was given to living people).
. 05-May-43 . . Kenny, Richard F O-725315 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 3 victories
. 05-May-43 . . Langdon, Charles R O-495370 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-May-43 . . Lucini, Guido F O-732288 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 05-May-43 43-2112  Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning (Coded AS, named “Sad Sack”) Osher, Ernest K O-429107 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories, His 4th and 5th
  05-May-43 ,   Ellerbee, Allen E.  Jr. FOD 6 May 44 O-732198 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Texas, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Purple Heart
. 05-May-43 . . Weddle, Edgar L., FOD  6 May 44 O-665652 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Illinois, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart, 95th FS lost two pilots and their P-38s. Both men were fairly inexperienced.
. 05-May-43 . . Beatty, Robert E. O-803754 97FS 82FG 12AF POW European Theatre: Germany. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 06-May-43 . . Braddock, Edward I O-496341 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 06-May-43 . . Lehocky, Paul J. O-732282 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Ohio,
Buried at: Plot F Row 16 Grave 6, North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Purple Heart
. 11-May-43 . . Osher, Ernest K O-429107 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 13-May-43 . . Visscher, Herman W O-496093 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
  13-May-43     Zubarik, Charles J. O-495898 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 14-May-43 . . Liebers, Lawrence P O-496058 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 14-May-43 . . Rainear, Charles J. O-659179 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Pennsylvania, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart
. 14-May-43 . . Schildt, William J O-496103 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 14-May-43 . . Smoot, John F. O-732390 95FS 82FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 14-May-43 . . Truesdale, Francis C. O-020892 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Hays County, TX Arrived overseas with 60FS, 33FS
. 14-May-43 . . Vaughn, Harley C O-406526 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 19-May-43 . . Austin, Ervin S O-665371 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 19-May-43 . . Curdes, Louis E O-733836 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 19-May-43 . . Embrey, Ralph C O-496016 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 19-May-43 . . Oliver, Jesse G O-493838 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 19-May-43 . . Sharp, Daniel F O-730631 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 19-May-43 . . Visscher, Herman W O-496093 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 20-May-43 . . Hurlbut, Frank D T-190446 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 20-May-43 . . Jones, Marvin R O-732263 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 20-May-43 . . Jorda, Joseph W O-495857 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 20-May-43 . . Kuentzel, Ward A O-730534 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 20-May-43 . . Rodgers, Phillip D O-659487 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 20-May-43 . . Waters, Edward T O-730683 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-May-43 . . Crichton, Douglas E O-496335 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-May-43 . . Cochran, Paul R O-729316 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-May-43 . . Liebers, Lawrence P O-496058 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-May-43 . . Karam, George E O-732265 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-May-43 . . Shoemaker, William E O-734012 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 21-May-43 . . Taback, Pincus P O-495494 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
  21-May-43     Zubarik, Charles J. O-495898 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 24-May-43 . . Rounds, Gerald L O-496091 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 24-May-43 . . Reager, Henry F O-664244 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 24-May-43 . . Solem, Herman S O-792886 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
    42-13054 Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning Zubarik, Charles J. O-495898 96FS 82FG 12AF   Named Pearl III assigned to Zubarik, Charles J.
  24-May-43     Zubarik, Charles J. O-495898 96FS 82FG 12AF POW P-38G, was shot down this day near Vanafiorita airfield , Sardegna, in a P-38G but it seems his plane came down on land  ? He was a POW. There is no MACR listed for this date. He was flying from Berteaux, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 25-May-43 . . Johnson, Clarence O O-733904 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 15-Jun-43 . . Crawford, Ray O-730393 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 15-Jun-43   . Kenney, Richard F O-725315 95FS 82FG 12AF POW Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 15-Jun-43 . . Halverson, Erling W. O-726638 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Minnesota, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart
. 18-Jun-43 . . Fitzgibbon, George T O-792823 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 18-Jun-43 . . Hurlbut, Frank D T-190446 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 18-Jun-43 . . Johnson, Donald W O-732260 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 18-Jun-43 . . Kennedy, Allen R O-732270 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 18-Jun-43 . . Kuentzel, Ward A O-730534 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 18-Jun-43 . . Liebers, Lawrence P O-496058 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 3 victories
. 18-Jun-43 . . Mackey, Walter M T-190431 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 18-Jun-43 . . Pape, Lewis E O-665604 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 18-Jun-43 . . Perrone, John A O-659838 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 18-Jun-43 . . Rawson, John R T-190412 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 18-Jun-43 . . Sloan, William J O-496090 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 18-Jun-43 . . Waters, Edward T O-730683 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
1406 lists 42-31848 which is 
Boeing 
B-17G-30-BO 
Fortress
18-Jun-43 42-12876 Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning Wehman, George E., FOD 19 Jun 44 O-729392 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Location, Golfo Aranci, Sardinia Point Of Departure, Fortunato Cesari, Italy. Entered the Service from, New York, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters
. 18-Jun-43 . . Wolfe, Fred J O-495832 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 24-Jun-43 . . Curdes, Louis E O-733836 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1victory
. 26-Jun-43 . . Phillips, Herbert L O-432116 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28-Jun-43 . . Kuentzel, Ward A O-730534 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 28-Jun-43 . . Waters, Edward T O-730683 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 30-Jun-43 . . Schlener, John L O-431563 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 30-Jun-43 . . Waters, Edward T O-730683 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
359  03-Jul-43 42-12830 Lockheed P-38G-5-LO Lightning Crichton, Douglas E. O-496335 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Location, 1/2 Mi N W Of Milis A/D. Point Of Departure, Arha, Tunisia Marylebone A/D Soukel. Entered the Service from, Montana, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Plane usually assigned to S Sgt William J. Sloan, 6994350,  coded BO, named *Snooks IV 1/2* 
. 04-Jul-43 . . Gant, James R O-664175 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 04-Jul-43 . . Jochems, Theodore P O-726648 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 04-Jul-43 . . Muir, Robert W O-665850 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 04-Jul-43 . . Phillips, Eugene F O-732350 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 04-Jul-43 . . Pryor, Howard M O-791143 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
72 04-Jul-43 42-13180 Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning Stover, John P. O-734026 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA Entered the Service from, Ohio, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards: Air Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters. Location,  20 Mi. S W Of Gerbini, Point Of Departure, Souk El Arba, Tunisia
. 05-Jul-43 . . Rounds, Gerald L O-496091 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-Jul-43 . . O'Brien, James V O-793526 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-Jul-43 . . Sloan, William J O-496090 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 05-Jul-43 . . Williams, Russell C O-1699178 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 09-Jul-43 . . Jones, Graham E. O-495855 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA Hometown: Bourbon County, KY
. 09-Jul-43 . . Netzer, John J. Jr. T-190411 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA

Hometown: Passaic County, NJ, HOMETOWN, Totowa Boro, NJ, HONORED BY, Mr. John Parliman, Son, FLEW P-38 LIGHTENING IN 95TH ARMY AIR FORCE FIGHTER SQUADRON IN TUNISIA, NORTH AFRICA. CREDITED WITH DOWNING A MESSERSCHMITT. HARASSED AXIS SHIPPING IN MEDITERRANEAN. DIED THE MORNING OF JULY 9, 1943 TAKING OFF TO SUPPORT THE SICILIAN INVASION

. 10-Jul-43 .   Fitzgibbon, George T. O-792823 96FS 82FG 12AF POW Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
. 10-Jul-43 . . Hurlbut, Frank D T-190446 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 3 victories
. 10-Jul-43 . . Kuentzel, Ward A O-730534 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 10-Jul-43 . . Liebers, Lawrence P O-496058 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 10-Jul-43 . . Sloan, William J O-496090 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 10-Jul-43 . . Waters, Edward T O-730683 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 10-Jul-43 . . Wolfe, Fred J O-495832 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 18-Jul-43 . . Jones, Lincoln D O-730515 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims  1 victory
. 19-Jul-43 . . Barker, Fredrick R O-732122 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims  1 victory
. 22-Jul-43 . . Kuentzel, Ward A O-730534 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 22-Jul-43 . . Sloan, William J O-496090 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 30-Jul-43 . . Dean, John L O-733840 95FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 07-Aug-43 . . Hurlbut, Frank D T-190446 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
1515 07-Aug-43 42-13148 Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning Drayton, Richard J. O-792972 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Location, Gulf Of Eufemia, Italy. Point Of Departure, Fortunato Cesari, Italy. Entered the Service from, Rhode Island, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart. Location, Gulf Of Eufemia, Italy, Point Of Departure, Fortunato Cesari, Italy
. 07-Aug-43 . . Warr, Donn C O-732417 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
. 18-Aug-43 . . Fagan, Charles N. Jr.   97FS 82FG 12AF . Injured Flying Accident,
435 19-Aug-43 43-2514 Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning Smidt, Robert H., FOD 20 Aug 44 T-186611 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA Location, 30 Miles South Of Capri Island, Italy. Point Of Departure, Grombalia, N. Africa. Entered the Service from, Idaho, Missing in Action or Buried at Sea, Tablets of the Missing at North Africa American Cemetery, Carthage, Tunisia, Awards, Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
436 20-Aug-43 42-13194 Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning Antilla, Erwin E., FOD 21 Aug 44 O-670811 97FS 82FG 12AF KIA Location, Near Bosco Tricase, Italy. Point Of Departure, Grombalia, N. Africa. Entered the Service from, Michigan, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards: Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart
. 20-Aug-43 43-2326 Lockheed P-38G-13-LO Lightning Butler, Richard M. T-190418 97FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
438 20-Aug-43 43-2326 Lockheed P-38G-13-LO Lightning Butler, Richard M. T-190418 97FS 82FG 12AF POW Location, Near Castellammare, Italy. Point Of Departure, Grombalia, N. Africa. Lost over Gulf of Naples, Italy following head-on engagement with Bf 109.Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia Bavaria (Moved to Nuremberg-Langwasser) 49-11
. 20-Aug-43 . . Johnson, Clarence O O-733904 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 2 victories
. 20-Aug-43 . . Liebers, Lawrence P O-496058 96FS 82FG 12AF . Claims 1 victory
437 20-Aug-43 43-2183 Lockheed P-38F-15-LO Lightning Van Oordt, Paul K. O-737906 96FS 82FG 12AF POW Location, Near Sarne, Italy. Point Of Departure, Grombalia, N. Africa. Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
485 25-Aug-43 42-13402 Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning Paskiewicz, Paul I. O-740539 95FS 82FG 12AF KIA MISSION NO. 371 / Foggia, Italy - A/D Location, Foggia Airdrome, Italy Point Of Departure, Grombalia, N. Africa. Entered the Service from, Michigan, Tablets of the Missing at Sicily-Rome American Cemetery, Nettuno, Italy, Awards, Air Medal, Purple Heart
487 25-Aug-43 42-13042 Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning Singer, Warren L., FOD 26 Aug 44 O-740575 96FS 82FG 12AF KIA MISSION NO. 371 / Foggia, Italy - A/D Location, Coast Near Manfredonia. Point Of Departure.Grombalia, N. Africa. 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
484  25-Aug-43 43-2512 Lockheed P-38G-15-LO Lightning Phillips, Eugene F. O-732350 95FS 82FG 12AF POW MISSION NO. 371 / Foggia, Italy - A/D Location, Foggia, Airdrome, Italy, Point Of Departure, Grombalia, N. Africa. Coded AW, while assigned to Roofner, 95FS, 82FG, lost in action Stalag 7A Moosburg Bavaria 48-12 (Work Camps 3324-46 Krumbachstrasse 48011, Work Camp 3368 Munich 48-11)
486 MACR lists 43-12906 which is a Noorduyn AT-16-ND 25-Aug-43 42-12906 Lockheed P-38G-10-LO Lightning