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P-38 Lightning

Landing accident RAF Wittering. P-38J 42-67998 “Li’l One”. 8th May 1944, aircraft had Cat AC battle damage from the mission.



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    8th Air Force

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    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
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    Military | First Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot | 20th Fighter Group
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  • Kings Cliffe

    Military site : airfield
    Kings Cliffe began as a satellite air base for the Group based at nearby Wittering. The 56th Fighter Group, however, were all based at Kings Cliffe and it was here that the pilots trained in P-47 Thunderbolts and flew their first missions in the...

  • Wittering

    Military site : airfield
    Wittering, now in Cambridgeshire, began as RFC Stamford in 1916. By the end of the First World War, it had been renamed RAF Wittering, and was used by both British and American aircraft. It had six hangars, fifteen aircraft sheds and many other...


Event Location Date
Crashed Wittering, Peterborough, Peterborough PE8, UK 8 May 1944

Landing accident RAF Wittering. 8th May 1944, Cat AC battle damage from the mission.


Date Contributor Update
28 December 2015 14:15:51 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

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Date Contributor Update
28 December 2015 10:29:21 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number and manufacturer

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