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Old 28th January 2005, 16:40
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Lt. R. R. BALLINGER, American pilot

Hello,

On the wall of a cell of the Angers's jail (West of france), was found the following writing "American pilot - Lt. R. R. BALLINGER, 4/1/1944".

Could somebody give me any information about this pilot whose aircraft crashed, possibly in France, late in 1943 or very early in 1944 ?
- unit
- aircraft
- date and cause of the loss
- mission
- fate of the other crewmen (if other crewmen)

Many thanks

Pierre
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Old 28th January 2005, 19:40
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2nd Lt. Philip R. Ballinger

The inscribed name can only be that of 2nd Lt. Philip R. Ballinger, 367th Fighter Squadron, 358th Fighter Group, Ninth AF, shot down by Flak in the vicinity of Rennes, France, on 11 April 1944 at 18.30 hr. during a Jabo mission to St. Jacques. The Lieutenant's airplane was Republic P-47D-15-RE s/n 42-76328. Lt. Ballinger apparently FSA and was made POW. The case is covered by Missing Aircrew Report (MACR) No. 4523.

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