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First Lieutenant Mel Roasvig - Art prints and originals signed by First Lieutenant Mel Roasvig

First Lieutenant Mel Roasvig

First Lieutenant Mel Roasvig

Already in the Reserves, Mel Roasvig was activated for full service in August 1941, and was posted overseas to join the 97th Fighter Squadron, 82nd Fighter Group, by then operating in Italy. Flying the P38 Lightning in its main role of bomber escort, he also took part in dive bombing operations in Czechoslovakia, and hitting targets of opportunity, including strafing an ammunition train which exploded, the debris seriously damaging his aircraft.

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By any military standards, it is difficult to imagine the Supreme Commander of the largest air force of the day, piloting himself over the battlefront during the early moments of one of historys greatest military operations.  But General Jimmy Doolli......Doolittles D-Day, 6th June 1944 by Robert Taylor.
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82nd Fighter Group


Country : US

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82nd Fighter Group

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97th Fighter Squadron


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97th Fighter Squadron

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Lightning




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Manufacturer : Lockheed

Lightning

Designed by Kelly Johnson the P38 made its maiden flight on the 27th January 1939 and introduced into service in 1941. they cost $134,284 at the time each and a total of 10,037 were built. The Lockheed P-38 was introduced as a inceptor fighter but soon proved a valuable long range bomber escort for the 8thUS Air Force's B-17 and-24 bombers as they bombed targets further into Germany.

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RECENT UPDATES TO OUR AVIATION HISTORY DATABASES
334th Bomb Squadron added to the squadrons database.
No.822 Sqn FAA added to the squadrons database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Whitley Z6556 : Aircrew updated, Airframe notes updated (added 03-04-1941 : Whitley crashed at Trebeurden in France, killing all crew.)
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Wing Commander Branse Burbridge : Rank updated (now Wing Commander)
Updates made to Airframes database for : Wellington R1009 :
Updates made to Aircrew database for : Air Vice-Marshal John de Severne : Birth date updated, Date of death updated, Deceased updated, Aircraft updated, Squadrons updated, Squadron service dates updated, Rank updated (now Air Vice-Marshal)
C. B. Parris added to aircrew database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden X3129 : Aircrew updated, Airframe notes updated (added 01-04-1941 : Hampden was shot down at Lannilis near Brest. )
W. P. Strickland added to aircrew database.
Updates made to Airframes database for : Hampden P4409 : Airframe notes updated (added 01-04-1941 : Hampden took off at Lindholme but swung and crashed following the collapse of the undercarriage.)
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