Date: 1944 May21/21 A/C Type: P-38 J Lightning SN: 42-104250 Code: A/C Nickname:
 File: 387 Airforce: USAAF Sqn/Unit: 55 FG -343 FS Mission/Raid: Bomber escort
1 Pilot 1Lt. Henry K. Warwick        KIA, buried in Doornspijk 9    
2     10    
3     11    
4     12    
5     13    
6     14    
7     15    
8     16                    
Passed a German Tank company in training, flying low. Shot down by 20mm Flak. Hard belly landing, KIA. 

On 21 May 1944, this P-38 passed flying low a German tank company on a training exercise. They shot him down with 20mm Flak and the aircraft made a rough belly landing on the Doornspijkse Heath. This is the south section of the Oldebroeker Heath, south of army barracks 't Harde. On impact, Lt. Warwick was thrown out of the cockpit and was killed. The Germans took some pictures of him laying next to the burning aircraft. He was buried on the closest-by cemetery, which was Doornspijk General Cemetery, in the 'pilot-row', grave 7, next to RAF Sgt. D'Arcy Gould. Post war Lt. Warwick was exhumed and reburied in US centralization War Cemetery "Ardennes", Belgium.


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