Maj. Roland M. Malmstedt


(F. Birtciel)

Maj. Roland M. Malmstedt

343rd FS - 01 February 1943 - 02 December 1943 (Killed in Action)

Assigned Aircraft

P-38H CY-M

Mission History

Not Known

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
01 15 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands
02 16 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands
03 17 October 1943 Sweep - Dutch Islands
06 20 October 1943 Duren
07 22 October 1943 Cambrai
08 24 October 1943 St. Andre L'Eure
09 03 November 1943 Wilhelmshaven (Yellow 1)
10 05 November 1943 Gelsenkirchen
11 07 November 1943 Sweep - Ostend - St Omer Area (Squadron Leader)
15 13 November 1943 Montdidier Aairdrome
16 25 November 1943 Sweep - Lille Area (Yellow 1)
17 26 November 1943 Bremen (Yellow 1)
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable
Damaged
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 03 November 1943  Me-109 damaged (air) Wilhelmshaven
25 November 1943  Me-109 probable (air) Lille
26 November 1943  Ju-88 destroyed (air) NE Bremen
Notes Entered service from Long Island, New York.
ASN - 0-416322
01 February 1943 - Joined the 343rd Fighter Squadron
07 November 1943 - Engagement Report
20 November 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
343rd Fighter Squadron Operations Officer.
Killed on 02 December 1943, when P-38H 42-67076 crashed on take-off for test hop.  P-38 suffered an engine failure on take-off, Maj. Malmstedt tried to recover, rolled the aircraft and crashed.
Maj. Malmstedt is buried at the Cambridge American Military Cemetery and Memorial, Coton, Cambridge, England.
Awards
Memories  
Additional Photo Russ Blowers at Roland Malmstedt's grave at Madingley, Cambridge June 2006 (R. Blowers)

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