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19.01.1944 22PS/7PRG Lockheed P-38/F-5A 42-67378 1/Lt Blickensderfer. Location: Near West Wycombe, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.
Mission: Ferry flight.

Date: 19
th January 1944.

Unit: 22
nd Photo Squadron, 7th Photographic Group.

Type: Lockheed P38/F5-A

SerialNo: 42-67378.

Coded: G2-

Location: Near West Wycombe, High Wycombe, Bucks, England.

Pilot: 1/Lt. Wendel Blickensderfer. 02044634. U.S.A.A.F. - 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 near to the depot/signal box at West Wycombe Station, reason unknown.

(1) Blicks aircraft in background
Wendel’s aircraft 42-67378 can been seen behind these fitters (Fold 3).


(2) Aircrew Remembrance Society Archive064
1/Lt. Wendel Blickensderfer (King).


(3) Blick was KIA January 19, 1944 near West Wycombe
1/Lt. Blickensderfer with his F5-A (Fold 3).


(4) Report
Air Crash Investigation Report;

(5) L3158 West Wycombe Signal Box
Signal box for West Wycombe Station depot. (Net)


(6) BLICKENSDERFER
Wendel’s grave at Mattingley (Mike Harrison).


Burial details:

1/Lt. Wendel Blickensderfer is buried at The Cambridge American Cemetery, England.

Plot D. Row 3. Grave 93.

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless, David King with thanks to Mike Harrison and Fold 3. Updated January 2014.
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