1/Lt. Victor LaBella

(Robert M. Littlefield)

1/Lt. Victor LaBella

338th FS - 19 November 1943 - 22 March 1944 (Prisoner of War)

Assigned Aircraft

P-38J 42-67919

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
64 22 March 1944 Berlin
Air Scores
Ground Scores

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, 9 March 1921.
ASN - O-749007
19 November 1943 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
15 February 1944 - Awarded the Air Medal
07 March 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
09 March 1944 - Bailed out of P-38J 42-67231, near Tuddenham, England.
21 March 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
22 March 1944 - Bailed out over Germany, after engine failure.  Made Prisoner of War until liberated by Russian soldiers.
26 March 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant

Memories Victor LaBella relates his experiences
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble
Additional Photograph Lt. LaBella's German Prisoner of War ID Card (Robert M. Littlefield)
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