1/Lt. Paul Fisher Jr.

1/Lt. Paul Fisher Jr.

38th FS - 05 April 1943 - 24 August 1944

Assigned Aircraft

P-38J-10-LO CG - 42-67972

Mission History

62 Missions

Mission List

55th FG  Mission #

Date

Target

n/a

16 October 1943 Practice mission (White 2)
05 19 October 1943 Sweep - Amiens Area (White 4)
n/a 30 October 1943 Mission abandoned (Spare)
09 03 November 1943 Wilhemshaven (Blue 2) (Returned at 1245 with engine trouble)
11 07 November 1943 Sweep in Ostend-St. Omer area (White 2)
13 10 November 1943 Montdidier Airdrome (Yellow 4)
14 11 November 1943 Munster (Filled as Spare for Lt. Penn)

15

13 November 1943 Bremen (Blue 4)
23 13 December 1943 Kiel (Red 4)
24 16 December 1943 Bremen (Red 2)
25 20 December 1943 Bremen (Yellow 4)
28 30 December 1943 Ludwigshafen (Blue 4)

29

31 December 1943 Bordeaux (Spare - no mission credit)
35 21 January 1944 Area patrol - Lille, Belgium (Blue 2)
36 24 January 1944 Frankfurt (Spare - no mission credit.  Landed at Gt. Saling due to engine trouble)
38 30 January 1944 Brunswick / Hanover (Yellow 4) (Returned early at 1323 due to Gas siphoning)
40 03 February 1944 Wilhelmshaven (Yellow 4)
42 05 February 1944 Châteauroux La Martinerie Airdrome (Yellow 2)
43 06 February 1944 Dijon (Spare - Returned early at 1045 due to oil leak)
44 08 February 1944 Frankfurt (Spare)
45 10 February 1944 Brunswick (Yellow 2) (Returned early at 1142 due to left engine turbo regulator)
46 11 February 1944 Frankfurt (Spare - Filled in for Lt. Des Voignes)
47 20 February 1944 Bernburg (Yellow 2)
51 24 February 1944 Gotha (White 2)
52 25 February 1944 Augsburg (Red 2) (Returned early at 1516 due to shortage of gas and left turbo regulator)
55 02 March 1944 Sweep - Tours and Angers (Blue 4)

56

03 March 1944

Berlin (White 4) (Returned early at 1347 due to left engine running rough)

57

04 March 1944 Berlin (Yellow 3)
58 06 March 1944 Berlin (Red 3)
59 08 March 1944 Berlin (Spare - Returned early)
69 09 April 1944 Warnemunde (Blue 3)
70 10 April 1944 St. Dizier (Blue 3)
71 11 April 1944 Sorau - Cottbus (Blue 3)
72 12 April 1944 Oscherleben –Zwickau (Blue 3)
73 13 April 1944 Augsburg (Blue 3) (Returned early at 1333, landing light stuck down)
71 15 April 1944 Jackpot (Blue 3) (Claimed Two Storey Factory damaged, and 1 flak tower damaged)
78 22 April 1944 Hamm (Blue 3)
79 23 April 1944 Laon – Athies (Blue 3)
80 24 April 1944 Friedrichshafen (Blue 3)
81 25 April 1944 Laon – Athies (Blue 3)
82 26 April 1944 Tours (Yellow 4)
84 27 April 1944 Blainville Sur L’lau (Yellow 4)
86 29 April 1944 Berlin (Spare - Returned early at 1021 with right engine smoking)
n/a 04 May 1944 Berlin (Red 3)
89 07 May 1944 Berlin (Red 3) (Returned early at 1046 with left intercooler problems)
90 08 May 1944 Berlin (Blue 3)
99 23 May 1944 Misc. Targets in France (Yellow 3)
103 28 May 1944 Weissenfels/Leipzig (Yellow 3)
105 30 May 1944 Münster (Red 3)
106 31 May 1944 Schwete (Blue 3) (Returned early at 1150 as escort for for Lts. Penn and Wegner)
107 02 June 1944 P.R.U. Escort (Blue Leader)
109 03 June 1944 Pas de Calais - Area Support (Yellow 3)
110 05 June 1944 Eve of D-Day Area Patrol (White 2)
117 06 June 1944 D-Day Area Patrol (Blue 3)
123 07 June 1944 D-Day Area Patrol (Yellow 3)
129 08 June 1944 D-Day Area Patrol (Yellow 3)
135 08 June 1944 D-Day Area Patrol (Red Leader)
152 15 June 1944 Hanover (Blue 3)
153 16 June 1944 Arras and St. Pol (Blue 3)
154 17 June 1944 Bridge at Peronne (Yellow 3)
156 18 June 1944 Pontivy (Yellow 3) (Returned early at 1930 with engine trouble)
161 22 June 1944 Peronne (Yellow 3)
162 23 June 1944 Sens (Red Leader)
164 25 June 1944 Bordeaux (Blue Leader)
166 27 June 1944 Sedan (Red Leader)
167 28 June 1944 Saarbrucken (Blue Leader)
178 08 July 1944 Sens Area (Blue 3)
179 09 July 1944 Tours Area (Blue 3)
180 11 July 1944 Munich (Yellow Leader 38A) (Returned early at 1252 as right engine cut out at altitude)
181 12 July 1944 Munich (Red Leader 38B)
Air Scores
Destroyed  
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Notes Born on 08 June 1918
ASN - O-740149
05 April 1943 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
27 May 1943 - Granted 5 days leave
01 June 1943 - Assigned to 'C' Flight
02 June 1943 - Granted 15 days leave
30 October 1943 - Force Landed at RAF Peterborough due to bad weather
December 1943 - Awarded the Air Medal
01 January 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
February 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
March 1944 - Awarded a second Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
May 1944 - Awarded a third Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
May 1944 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
09 May 1944 - Take-off accident at Station 134, Eye
24 August 1944 - Ended Tour of Duty
24 August 1944 - Assigned to Casual Pool, 12th RCD, AAF Station 591.
22 April 1997 - Passed away in Manchester, New Hampshire
Awards
Memories "My grandfather was Paul Fisher Jr.  He passed away on April 22, 1997. He died from complications during surgery in the VA hospital in Manchester New Hampshire, USA.
He and his wife Mary-Lou Fisher lived in Pelham New Hampshire with their 5 children. They owned Fisher Farm, which was a vegetable farm. They were famous locally for their corn and “Patio Tomatoes”. Mary-Lou was also in the service. They married in their uniforms.
They were survived by their 5 children, 4 boys and 1 girl, and 12 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren" (a relative)
Additional Photos Lt. Fisher and his wife Mary-Lou (a relative)

Paul and Mary-Lou Fisher (a relative)
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