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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.
Acknowledgments: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include:
Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Archiwum - Polish Air Force Archive (on this site), Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Stan D. Bishop, John A. Hey MBE, Gerrie Franken and Maco Cillessen - Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces, Vols 1-6, Dr. Theo E.W. Boiton - Nachtjagd Combat Archives, Vols 1-13. Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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