Capt. Lester F. Spiecker


(W. Staggs collection via C. Smith)

Capt. Lester F. Spiecker

38th FS - 23 September 1944 - April 1945

Assigned Aircraft

P-51D 44-15123 CG-Z "Queenie"
(W. Staggs collection via C. Smith)

Mission History

58 missions

Mission List

55th FG Mission #

Date Target
245 02 October 1944 Kassel (flew as Red 2)
251 09 October 1944 Schweinfurt (flew as Yellow 2)
254 14 October 1944 Saarbrucken (flew as White 2)
256 17 October 1944 Cologne (flew as White 2)
258 19 October 1944 Mannheim (flew as Yellow 2)
259 22 October 1944 Munster (flew as Spare)
260 25 October 1944 Hamburg (flew as Spare)
262 30 October 1944 Merseberg (flew as Spare)
263 02 November 1944 Merseberg (flew as Blue 2)
264 04 November 1944 Hamburg (flew as Red 4)
265 05 November 1944 Ludwigshaven (flew as Red Leader)
269 10 November 1944 Photo Recon to Merseberg (flew as White 4)
270 11 November 1944 Oberlahnstein (flew as Spare)
273 20 November 1944 Malmedy (flew as Spare)
274 21 November 1944 Meppen (flew as Program Yellow 4)
275 25 November 1944 Merseberg (flew as Program White 2)
276 26 November 1944 Hamm (flew as Blue 4)
277 27 November 1944 Bingen and Strafe (flew as White 4)
278 29 November 1944 Hamm (flew as Program Yellow 4)
279 30 November 1944 Merseberg (flew as White 2)
281 04 December 1944 Mainz (flew as Yellow 4)
282 05 December 1944 Berlin (flew as Blue 2)
283 06 December 1944 Merseberg (flew as White 2)
284 10 December 1944 Koblenz (flew as White 4)
285 11 December 1944 Giesen (flew as White 4)
286 12 December 1944 Darmstadt (flew as White 3)
287 15 December 1944 Hannover (flew as White 3 but returned early at 1316 because of trouble with elevator surfaces)
290 23 December 1944 Arhweiler (flew as White 3 but returned early at 1319 as Coolant Flap was out)
291 24 December 1944 Darmstadt (flew as White 3)
292 25 December 1944 Hermeskeil (flew as White 3)
293 26 December 1944 Neuwied (flew as White 3)
294 28 December 1944 Irlich (flew as White 3)
295 29 December 1944 Frankfurt (flew as White 3)
296 30 December 1944 Kassel (flew as White 3)
297 31 December 1944 Engers (flew as Red Leader)
298 01 January 1945 Magdeburg (flew as program Flight Leader)
299 02 January 1945 Bad Kreuznach (flew as Red Leader)
301 05 January 1945 Hanau (flew as Blue Leader)
302 06 January 1945 Germersheim (flew as Red Leader)
305 14 January 1945 Magdeburg (flew as Red Leader)
306 15 January 1945 Suttgart (flew as program Flight Leader)
307 16 January 1945 Dessau (flew as White 3)
308 18 January 1945 Kaiserlautern (flew as Red Leader)
309 21 January 1945 Mannheim (flew as Blue Leader)
310 22 January 1945 Sterkrade/Holten (flew as Squadron Leader and as Yellow Leader)
311 29 January 1945 Kassel Henschel (flew as Red Leader)
313 03 February 1945 Berlin (flew as Red Leader)
314 06 February 1945 Chemnitz (flew as Red Leader)
320 19 February 1945 Nurnberg (flew as Blue Leader)
321 20 February 1945 Nurnberg (flew as Blue Leader)
324 23 February 1945 Ansbach (flew as Blue Leader)
329 27 February 1945 Leipzig (flew as Red Leader)
330 28 February 1945 Munich (flew as Red Leader)
348 24 March 1945 Steenwijk A/F (flew as Yellow Leader)
Air Scores
Destroyed
Probable  
Damaged  
Ground Scores
Destroyed  
Damaged  
Score Detail 03 February 1945  (.5)FW-58 destroyed (air) Templin A/F
24 March 1945  Me-109 destroyed (air) S/Soest
Notes Entered service from Monroe, Michigan
ASN O-754682
23 September 1944 - Joined the 38th Fighter Squadron
04 December 1944 - Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant to 1st Lieutenant
December 1944 - Awarded an Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
11 January 1945 - Appointed Flight Commander
January 1945 - Awarded 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
January 1945 - Awarded 3rd Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
February 1945 - Awarded 4th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
08 March 1945 - Promoted from 1st Lieutenant to Captain
March 1945 - Awarded 5th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
April 1945 - Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross
April 1945 - Awarded 6th Oak Leaf Cluster to the Air Medal
April 1945 - Relieved from assigned and transferred to 70th Replacement Depot, Station 594
Awards
Memories
Additional Photos Capt. Spiecker (B. Spiecker via C. Smith)

Capt. Spiecker in front of his P-51 "Queenie" (B. Spiecker via C. Smith)

Capt. Spiecker's P-51 "Queenie" (B. Spiecker via C. Smith)

Capt. Spiecker's P-51 "Queenie" (B. Spiecker via C. Smith)

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