1/Lt. Lynn R. Goetzman

338th FS - States - 13 November 1943 (Prisoner of War)

Assigned Aircraft

P-38H 42-67073

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
15 13 November 1943 Bremen
Air Scores
Ground Scores
Notes Entered service from price, Utah.
ASN - O-732225
24 June 1943 - Taxied into a pole at McChord Field, Washington and damaged right wing.
01 November 1943 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
13 November 1943 - Missing in Action (Prisoner of War)
MACR No. 01266

Capt. Charles O. Jones reported: "I last saw Lt. Goetzman when we were turning in on an 8 ship attack of Me-109s.  I was number 4 man, and Lt. Goetzman was number 3.  After that we split up and no one could tell who was who.  I didn't see him again in my flight.  This happened approximately over the target, Bremen, Germany, and just leaving it, heading West."
1.Lt. Goetzman was sent to Stalag Luft I with the other survivors of this air battle.  1/Lt. Lynn Rhead Goetzman might have been the second combat casualty of the 55th Fighter Group in World War II.

Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble


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