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Old 21st July 2012, 20:16
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42-5564 P61A " Jukin Judy " 422 NFS

Hi,

This P61 Black Widow was shot down by the reargunner of a Ju87 on 26/12/1944. F/O Joseph Faila was wounded and bailed out. The pilot Lt Robert Danielson landed the damaged plane in an ammo dump. Parts of the plane have been recovered and were displayed during the Florennes (Belgium) airshow during June of this year.


Were did this plane crash ?


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Old 21st July 2012, 21:10
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Re: 42-5564 P61A " Jukin Judy " 422 NFS

Queen of the Midnight Skies: The Story of America's Air Force Night Fighters (Schiffer Military History) by Garry R. Pape & Ronal C. Harrison. PP.273-274 :
"...Robert Danielson and Joseph Fiala learned you had to pay the price for overshooting a Stuka. The squadron's history tells the thrilling story:
They wher shot up and Fiala Wonded. Thinking him unconscious and unable to bail out, Danny turned in a beautiful performance by landing in an ammo dump just inside the lines, near Marche. He was hurt in the process and found Fiala had vamoosed. He was later picked up safely, except for a wound in his leg.
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Old 21st July 2012, 23:50
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Re: 42-5564 P61A " Jukin Judy " 422 NFS

this was the second mission for Junkin Judy according to the 422nd nfs history the aircraft was given the number 64. this last mission in which the Ju 87 D did the damage was between 0054 and 0200 hours.

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Old 22nd July 2012, 09:41
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42-5564 P61A " Jukin Judy " 422 NFS

UDF_OO and Erich,

Many thanks for the info.

Was the name of the second crewmember Faila or Fiala ?

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Old 22nd July 2012, 19:11
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Re: 42-5564 P61A " Jukin Judy " 422 NFS

Just back from sunny Italy... Pleased to see the Sun follows us back in Belgium.

The story of the Jukin'Judy was detailled at the Florennes Airshow. Yes, it was! Abée, SE of Huy.
I was pretty lucky/happy to display those artefacts from the very first US aircraft officially landed on A-78.

FIALA

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Old 22nd July 2012, 19:48
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Re: 42-5564 P61A " Jukin Judy " 422 NFS

Hi ClinA-78,

Thanks for the additional details and the nice weather !

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Re: 42-5564 P61A " Jukin Judy " 422 NFS

Sounds like an Ju87D from NSGr. 2. At that night they bombed with 18 "Nachtstukas" targets in that aera.
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Re: 42-5564 P61A " Jukin Judy " 422 NFS

For those who missed the exhibit at Florennes, here a picture of the damaged airbrake of the P-61, made by the Stuka.
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Re: 42-5564 P61A " Jukin Judy " 422 NFS

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Old 25th July 2012, 11:18
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Re: 42-5564 P61A " Jukin Judy " 422 NFS

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For those who missed the exhibit at Florennes, here a picture of the damaged airbrake of the P-61, made by the Stuka.
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A big hole even for the 7,9mm B-Patrone from an MG 81Z!!!!
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