2/Lt. Gene C. Stephens

338th FS - States - 13 November 1943 (Killed in Action)

Assigned Aircraft

P-38H 42-67078

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
15 13 November 1943 Bremen
Air Scores
Ground Scores
Notes ASN -
13 November 1943 - Killed in Action
MACR No. 01271

Lt. Stephens was killed by enemy fighters near Bremen, Germany.  Capt. Charles O. Jones, his flight leader, reported:  "The last time I saw Lt. Stephens was after leaving the target area, when I broke into an attack of Me-109s.  I noticed that Lt. Stephens, who was number 4 in my flight, was being attacked by a Me-109.  I called to him on the R/T to, 'Break, Steve, break', but he didn't seem to hear me, for he took very little evasive action.  I then turned to attack the Me-109 which was attacking him, and I didn't see him after that."

Lt. Stephens is buried at Plot B, Row 8, Grave 1, in the Ardennes American Military Cemetery and Memorial, Neupre, Belgium.  He was from Missouri.
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble

Additional Photo

Lt. Stephen's grave at the Ardennes American Military Cemetery and Memorial, Neupre, Belgium. (Paul Patist)

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