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Lloyd W Waterman


Assigned to 335FS, FG, 8AF USAAF. 3-Nov-43, crashed after takeoff from Halesworth, was seriously injured RTD. Shot down, crashed near Port a Binson in P-51B 'Yippee Joe' 42-106911. Prisoner of War (POW). 9-May-44. MACR 4686.

Post war served with 80FS, 8FG, 5AF USAF.


Units served with

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 335th Fighter Squadron

    335th Fighter Squadron

    The 335th Fighter Squadron was the offspring of No. 121 (Eagle) Squadron RAF. Formed on 21 May 1941, No. 121 was the second of the three Eagle Squadrons composed of American volunteers flying out of England. They were known as the "Chiefs" and were...


  • 42-106911 'Yippe Joe'

    P-51 Mustang
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG, 8AF USAAF. Became WD-A following Major Pierce W McKennon ending first tour. Lost on ramrod to St Dizier aerodrome, hit by flak, engine failed, abandoned A/C 9-May-44 - Lt Lloyd W Waterman POW. MACR 4686.

  • 41-6360

    P-47 Thunderbolt
    Assigned to 335FS, 4FG 8AF USAAF. Transferred to 551FTS, 495FTg, 8AF USAAF. Mid Air Collision Tibberton Green Fam, Tibberton pilot Lt John D Heagney KIA, 23-Sep-44.

Associated Place

  • Debden

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Debden, construction of which began in 1935, is perhaps most famous as a Battle of Britain fighter airfield, partly responsible for the defence of London in 1940. In 1942 it was also home to three RAF 'Eagle Squadrons’ of volunteer American pilots...

  • Halesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Halesworth was constructed in 1942-1943. Initially planned as a bomber airfield, its location close to the Suffolk coast meant that it was in an ideal position to operate escort fighters, where range was a critical factor. Consequently, the 56th...


Event Location Date
Lived in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA 1940
Crash on take off / WIA / RTD Halesworth, Halesworth, Suffolk IP19, UK 3 November 1943

Crashed after takeoff from Halesworth in P-47C 41-6360, was seriously injured RTD.

Promoted Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1944

Promoted 2nd Lieutenant.

Assigned Debden, Saffron Walden, Essex CB11, UK 1944 – 9 May 1944

Assigned to 335FS, FG, 8AF USAAF.

Shot down Route de Port À Binson, 51530 Saint-Martin-d'Ablois, France 9 May 1944

Shot down, crashed near Port a Binson in P-51B 'Yippee Joe' 42-106911. Prisoner of War (POW). 9-May-44. MACR 4686.

Prisoner of War (POW) Zagan, Poland 9 May 1944 – 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft III. POW #5041. Barrack 172, Room 12.

Crashed Ashiya Airfield, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan 26 May 1947

Ground Loop Ashiya AAB Japan, P-51K-10NA 44-12016, Cat 3 damage Lloyd W Waterman, 26-May-47.

80FS 8FG 5AF

Crashed Ashiya Airfield, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan. 16 September 1947

Landing Accident due to Weather Ashiya AAB Japan, P-51D 44-73665, Cat 4 damage Lloyd W Waterman, 16-Sep-47.

80FS 8FG 5AF


Date Contributor Update
18 April 2016 14:46:43 Al_Skiff Changes to service number, highest rank, role, biography, awards, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:19:03 AAM AAM ingest

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / MACR 4686 / MACR 4686, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. I by Bishop & Hey p. 357, Losses of the 8th and 9th AFs Vol. III by Bishop & Hey p. 199 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database / Ted Damick, VIII Fighter Command pilots list