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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 91482
Last updated: 25 August 2021
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Date:17-DEC-1942
Time:15:55
Type:Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Owner/operator:1st FGp USAAF
Registration: ES-J
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2km SE Medjez el Bab -
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Shot down by German Luftwaffe fighter ace Anton "Toni" Hafner.
1st Lt Norman L. Widen of 94th Fighter Squadron was captured; his capture was photographed and appeared in German Propaganda Magazine "Signal", Note US accounts give Widen capture as that of 18 December 1942. Plane was barrowed from 48th FS,14th FG

Sources:

http://www.luftwaffe.cz/hafner.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Hafner#CITEREF"Life_magazine"
http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/showthread.php?t=27986
https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=71ABEFD044C6A8417E340BB7EFB042D03714C4C6&thid=OIP.JQZMvu0RY4Dun5IRbsxuhAHaFE&mediaurl=https%3A%2F%2Fww2gravestone.com%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fuploads%2FHafner%2520(L)%2520%2526%2520Norman%2520Widen%2520(C)%2520in%2520Tunisia2.jpeg%3F79132e%2679132e&exph=274&expw=400&q=norman+widen+captured+december+1942&selectedindex=0&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=0,1,2,6


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
28-Sep-2019 07:00 Nomann Updated [Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Source, Narrative]
19-Dec-2019 20:51 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
25-Jan-2021 21:10 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]

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