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Memorial Sign Crash Location P-38H-5-LO 42-67069

Project Lost Wings '40 - '45 has placed Memorial Signs in the Municipality of Emmen on the places where airplanes crashed during the Second World War.

On 29th November 1943 Lockheed Lightning 42-67069 P38H flown by 2nd Lieutenant Fleming William Suiter took off from RAF Nuthampstead with other aircraft of the 55th Fighter Group, 338th Fighter Squadron, tasked to escort a formation of B-17 Flying Fortresses to their target – Bremen. The formation was attacked over Emmen by 30 German fighters. Flight Captain Patterson saw that 2nd Lieutenant Suiter’s aircraft was hit and disappeared into cloud. Fleming William Suiter survived the subsequent crash and was taken prisoner, being sent to Stalag Luft I in Northern Germany. There were no civilian casualties as a result of the crash, and not buildings were damaged.

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