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USAAF and Allied Forces Non Combat Losses and Incidents
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Large numbers of incidents and losses occurred in non-combat duties, particularly during the training phases. Extensive use was made of facilities in the US to train British and other nationalities.

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You searched for: “"42-66617"

#Name (↑)First NamesRankDate (↑)Aircraft (↑)Serial No.        Unit         (↑)        Command         (↑)Air Force (↑)                                                Base                                                 (↑)IncidentDamageCombat NonCombatCountryState/Region
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                                                Location&Notes                                                LinksPhoto
1 EndresStephen G1943-11-19P-38H Lockheed Lightning
42-66617330th Fighter Sqd
329th Fighter GroupUSAAF
4th Air Force
NAS San Diego, CACrash in ground collisionDestroyedNon CombatUSACalifornia2 mi offshore, Del Mar, CA
2 HamiltonJoseph L Jr1943-07-23P-38H Lockheed Lightning
42-66617331st Fighter Sqd329th Fighter GroupUSAAF
4th Air Force
Airdrome, Van Nuys, CAAccident on landing, mechanical failureMajor Damage, Possibly ScrappedNon CombatUSACaliforniaAirdrome, Van Nuys, CA
3 WilsonBruce B1943-10-05P-38H Lockheed Lightning
42-66617383rd Fighter Sqd
364th Fighter GroupUSAAF
4th Air Force
Oxnard Flight Strip, Oxnard, CATaxying accidentSubstantial DamageNon CombatUSACaliforniaOxnard Flight Strip, Oxnard, CA

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