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P-38 42-66843

Aircraft Model:Lockheed P-38H-5-LO Lightning
Manufacturer:Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
Constructor's No.:1354
Identities:42-66843
Units:431st Fighter Squadron, 475th Fighter Group, USAAF

Timeline

2 November 1943Aircraft ditched off Wide Bay, New Britain.
Pilot: 2/Lt OWEN N. GIERTSEN, USAAF O-746088 (Survived)

References

Baugher, J. 2017 1942 USAAF Serial Numbers (42-57213 to 42-70685). Joe Baugher's Home Page. Retrieved 9 March 2018 from <http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_3a.html>.

Pacific Wrecks 2018 P-38H-5-LO "Red" Serial Number 42-66843 Squadron Number 186. Retrieved 29 March 2018 from <https://www.pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/p-38/42-66843.html>.

Smith, M.M. 1943 Missing Aircrew Report #1259.

Record updated on 29 March 2018.


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