Date: 1943 Nov29/29 A/C Type: P-38 H Lightning SN: 42-67020 Code: A/C Nickname: Flying Wolf
 File: 280 Airforce: USAAF Sqn/Unit: 55 FG - 38 FS Mission/Raid: Bomber escort to Bremen
1 Pilot Major Milton Joel         MIA 9    
2     10    
3     11    
4     12    
5     13    
6     14    
7     15    
8     16                    
Was on route back to the UK and one of the P-38s that were shot down over the eastern IJsselmeer coast on Nov. 29. Assumed crashed in Lake IJsselmeer (Old Zuyer Sea). Pilot MIA.  

Post war a P-38 Lightning wreck was recovered in the Lake near the Northeast-Polder dyke. Aircraft was not identified and no human remains were found, but it could have been Major Joel's aircraft, based on elimination, the crash position the other P-38s in the area (Meppel) and the discription of the dogflight.     


  Sources/Read more:


- About the dog-fight in which Major Joel was lost: 

© ZZairwar (Zuyder Zee Air War)