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7th PG. 22nd PS. USAAF P38/F5 42-67378 1st. Lt. Blickensderfer
Operation: Ferry flight
Date: 19th January 1944
Unit: 22nd Squadron, 7th Photographic Group
Location: West Wycombe, Bucks
Pilot: 1st. Lt. Wendell W. Blickensderfer 02044634 USAAF Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Took-off from Honiton airfield on ferry flight to base, Mount Farm, Oxfordshire. (Station No.234) Aircraft crashed in bad weather into Depot/ signal box at West Wycombe Station, reason unknown.
Mount Farm. (Station No.234.)
1st Lt Blickensderfer with his F5
Grave (courtesy Mike Harrison)
1st Lt. Wendell Blickensderfer is buried at the Cambridge American Cemetery, England. Plot D. Row 3. Grave 93. From Ohio, USA.
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