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14128351 - O-832430 - 2nd Lt. Graham Lupton - born: 1922 - Nativity: North Carolina
Residence 1942: Charleston County, South Carolina
Enlistment, 24 Sep 1942, Fort Moultrie, Charleston County, South Carolina
born 28 Jun 1922, Kinston, North Carolina - died 12 Nov 2008, Tavares, Florida - Age 86

Connections

Units

  • 359th Fighter Group

    359th Fighter Group

    Group
    The 359th Fighter Group flew 346 missions from East Wretham between December 1943 and April 1945. In the main these missions were escorting bombers flying over occupied Europe. The Group, soon after converting from Thunderbolts to Mustangs, were...

  • 368th Fighter Squadron

    368th Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    Distinguished Unit Citation: Germany, 11 September 1944.

People

  • Graham Lupton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Fighter Pilot, Pilot
    Prisoner of War (POW) crashed into Ijssel Sea on 16 Jan 45 in P-51 #42106693

Aircraft

Locations

  • East Wretham

    Military site : airfield
    East Wretham was not improved to Class A standard. It retained its shorter runways, although eventually pierced-steel planking was laid to make take offs and landings easier for the Thunderbolt, and then Mustang, pilots. Steel matting was also laid to...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 June 2019 18:22:40 Jefflup Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

2nd Lt. Graham Lupton was forced to bail out - 8000 ft - due to material failure
while on an escort mission with destination Ruhland, Germany - course 140° .
The P51-B "Mustang" had been losing oil pressure & coolant and fire was streaming
from the engine. It was still flyable - altitude 10000 ft - until the flames forced him
to leave the ship. Taken POW, he was not in a camp but transferred to several locations,
one being Enschede, Prov. of Overijssel, Holland.

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