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James B Fishburn

Military

Assigned to 392FS, 367FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Euskirchen, Germany in P-38J 42-68004. In the vicinity of target, reported engine troubles, after dogfight with E/A abandoned A/C. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11420.

Awards: POW, WWII Victory, EAME.

Service

Units served with

Aircraft

  • 42-68004 'Moonlight Cock-tail'

    P-38 Lightning
    Assigned to 392FS, 367FG, 9AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) bomer escort to Euskirchen, Germany. In the vicinity of target, reported engine troubles, after dogfight with E/A pilot Capt James B Fishburn abandoned A/C. Prisoner of War (POW). MACR 11420.

Associated Place

  • Stoney Cross

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as a secret, emergency airfield, Stoney Cross was developed during 1942-43 as an advance base for both fighters and bombers. Occupied by the RAF from January 1943, before construction was complete, the station had eventually three concrete...

  • Stalag Luft I

    Other location

Events

Event Location Date
Born Cleveland County, OK, USA 1916
Lived in Cleveland County, OK, USA 1941
Enlisted Oklahoma City, OK, USA 16 March 1941
Based Stoney Cross 1944 – 23 December 1944

Assigned to 392FS, 367FG, 9AF USAAF.

Engine failure Gelsdorf, 53501 Grafschaft, Germany 23 December 1944

Failed to Return (FTR) bomber escort to Euskirchen, Germany in P-38J 42-68004. In the vicinity of target, reported engine troubles, after dogfight with E/A abandoned A/C. POW. MACR 11420.

Prisoner of War (POW) Barth, Germany 23 December 1944 – May 1945

Prisoner of War (POW). Stalag Luft I.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2017 17:36:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nationality, service number, highest rank, role, biography, events, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/page/84767454_james_b%20fishburn/details/
https://www.fold3.com/image/46698801
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmdate.asp?thedate=441223&Submit...
http://wwii-pows.mooseroots.com/l/31625/James-B-Fishburn

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