CRASH OF A P-38H LIGHTNING
17 MILES SOUTH OF BRISBANE, QLD
ON 5 JULY 1943

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P-38H Lightning #42-66530, of 433rd Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group crashed 17 miles south of Brisbane, Queensland on the 5 July 1943. The Pilot was Lt Richard E. Dotson.

The USAAF Cemetery at Ipswich records show that a 2nd Lt Richard E. Dotson, Jr. 0-743322, who died on 5 July 1943 was buried at the USAF Cemetery at Ipswich on 8 July 1943.

The book "Possum, Clover & Hades" indicates that 2nd Lt Dotson may have been in Headquarters Squadron and he was killed in a training accident.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I'd like to thank Gordon Birkett for his assistance with this web page.

 

REFERENCES

"Possum, Clover & Hades"
"The 475th Fighter Group in World War II"
by John Stanaway

 

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This page first produced 13 August 2013

This page last updated 26 August 2015