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Old 11th April 2012, 13:35
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Grasshopper shot down by P-51s Dec 1944

In the book Eyes of Artillery it says that Lt Hugh K. Stephenson (should read Stevenson) of the First Army Air Section was shot down in an L-4/5 liaison plane by four P-51s in the confusion that existed in the early days of the German advance in the Ardennes, December 1944.
I assume that the "friendly" shoot down also happened somewhere in the Ardennes region of Belgium.
Who has more details or a more precise date? Should be around 16-20 Dec 1944.

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Old 11th April 2012, 16:21
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Re: Grasshopper shot down by P-51s Dec 1944

Hi Leendert

I can't help but await a response!

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Old 11th April 2012, 19:28
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Re: Grasshopper shot down by P-51s Dec 1944

Capt (not Lt) Stevenson (1920-1999) is also mentioned in Ken Wakefield's book, but no reference here to a friendly fire incident. He was attached to HQ 1st Army, Spa, Belgium at time of German thrust into the Ardennes.
A picture of him on wwiimemorial.com.

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