2/Lt. David Douglas Fisher


(Robert M. Littlefield)

2/Lt. David Douglas Fisher

38th FS - 01 May 1943 - 31 January 1944 (Killed in Action)

Assigned Aircraft

P-38J 42-67757

Mission History

22 Missions

Mission List
55th FG Mission # Date Target
05 19 October 1943 Sweep - Amiens area (flew and filled in as Spare)
06 20 October 1943 Duren (flew as Blue 4)
08 24 October 1943 St. Andre L'Eure (flew as Blue 4)
10 05 November 1943 Gelsenkirchen (flew as Blue 2)
12 07 November 1943 Sweep - Lille area (flew as Yellow 4)
15 13 November 1943 Bremen (flew as White 4)
  18 November 1943 Practise Escort with 1 belly tank (flew as Red 4)
16 25 November 1943 Sweep - Lille area (flew as Blue 4)
17 26 November 1943 Bremen (flew as Blue 4)
18 29 November 1943 Bremen (flew as Blue 4 and returned early as an escort)
20 01 December 1943 Solingen (flew as Red 4)
23 13 December 1943 Kiel (flew as Yellow 4)
25 20 December 1943 Bremen (flew and filled in as Spare)
29 31 December 1943 Bourdeaux (flew as Red 4)
30 04 January 1944 Kiel (flew as White 4)
31 05 January 1944 Kiel (flew as Red 4)
32 07 January 1944 Ludwigshaven (flew as White 2)
34 14 January 1944 St. Poi (flew as Red 4)
35 21 January 1944 Cherbourg Area (flew as Purple 2)
36 24 January 1944 Frankfurt (flew as White 4)
37 29 January 1944 Frankfurt (flew as Yellow 4)
38 30 January 1944 Brunswick (flew as White 4)
39 31 January 1944 Sweep-Eindhoven-Arnhem (flew as Red 4)
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Entered service from Washington.
Service Number(s) -  T-1046 and O-2044928
01 May 1943 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
December 1943 - Promoted from Flight Officer to 2nd Lieutenant
December 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
January 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal

MACR No. 02106
The mission was a fighter sweep in the Venlo, Arnhem, area of Holland where Lt. Fisher was killed by enemy fighters.  He is buried at Plot D, Row 9, Grave 30, Ardennes American Military Cemetery and Memorial, Neupre, Belgium. 

"1/Lt. Willard L. Kreft reported: "Lt. Fisher was flying my wing during an engagement with E/A on Jan. 31, 1944.  Lt. Fisher left my wing at one time, but later called me saying he was behind me.  During some violent manoeuvring, I left the flight.  When I rejoined, Lt. Fisher was in third position, and then followed me after a turn.  Upon a call to form a defensive formation and head for the coast, our flight joined several other planes.  A ship was following me and thinking it was Lt. Fisher I called to see if he was OK.  There was no reply, and as he closed in, the markings disclosed that it belonged to another squadron.  Lt. Fisher failed to return."
Reproduced with kind permission of Mr. Robert M. Littlefield from the author's book Double Nickel - Double Trouble

Awards -  Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart

Awards
Memories  
Additional Photos Lt. Fisher whilst training in the States (D. Fisher)

Flak damage to Lt. Fisher's P-38 wing. (D. Fisher)
Nb. This photo was accompanied home to the family with the piece of flak attached!

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

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