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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A German soldier stands beside Captain Carl E. Jackson's captured P-38 Lightning (MC-J) of the 79th Fighter Squadron, 20th Fighter Group. Nose art is a hand of cards. 20 February 1944.



  • 20th Fighter Group

    20th Fighter Group

    In August 1943, the 20th Fighter Group arrived in Clyde, Scotland, before travelling to Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire, which was to be their base for the rest of the war. The Group flew 312 missions before their last mission on 25 April 1945. The...

  • 79th Fighter Squadron


  • Carl Jackson

    Military | Major | Fighter Pilot
    Squadron CO. Made forced landing near Lisse, Holland due to an engine failure on an escort mission to Brunswick in P-38J #42-67988 'Jack'. Prisoner of War (POW). Evaded capture assisted by the Danish Resistance, but was captured near the Dutch-Belgium...


  • 42-67988 Jack

    P-38 Lightning
    The circumstances for the crash of this P-38 are still unknown. All we know, is that Capt Carl E. Jackson managed to land in a field North of Lille (Northern France). He was eventually captured by the Germans and send to Stalag 1 Barth-Vogelsang ...


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:23:09 AAM AAM ingest

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