2/Lt. Fleming W. Suiter

338th FS - April 1943 - 29 November 1943 (Prisoner of War)

Assigned Aircraft

P-38H 42-67069

Mission History

7 missions

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
02 16 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands
05 19 October 1943 Sweep - Amiens Area
08 24 October 1943 St. Andre L'Eure
09 03 November 1943 Wilhelmshaven
10 05 November 1943 Gelsenkirchen (Spare)
15 13 November 1943 Bremen (White 2)
18 29 November 1943 Bremen (White 2)
Air Scores
Ground Scores
Notes Entered service from Chesapeake, Ohio.
ASN - O-743383
April 1943 - Joined the 338th Fighter Squadron
20 November 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
29 November 1943 - Prisoner of War
MACR No. 01273
Capt. Chet Patterson, Suiter's flight leader, reported:  "I was flying lead position in second flight at the time we were approximately 10 miles north of Emmen, Holland, when we met a head on attack of 30 plus enemy aircraft.  I turned right to engage the enemy, and saw four friendly aircraft behind and below being attacked.  The friendly aircraft which I identified as flown by 2nd Lt. Fleming W. Suiter, 0-743383, appeared to be shot down as he went down through the overcast.  This was the last I saw of Lt. Suiter."

Lt. Suiter was reported as a prisoner in Stalag Luft I..
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble


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