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Old 11th January 2016, 00:38
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Re: Loss of 2nd Lt. William Jefferson, P-38 pilot, on 10.VI.1944?

While initiating the dive bombing on Romana-Americana without escort ( 1st FG missed the rendezvous then got tight up with target of opportunity at Pipera and Otopeni ) the 97th were attacked by 30 plus IAR-80 fighters from various directions. Jefferson (element leader) and McMonegal were hit and brought down by the Romanian fighters. Ditching deatils are not known ( from Charlie P memoires ). Jefferson was RCAF trained US citizen who got his pilot wings already in 1941. By 1944 he was again with AAC discharged by RCAF as WO ,retrained on P-38 and commissioned as 2nd Lt.
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