|Pilot ? (survived)
Ditched 1943 (?)
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Delivered to the U. S. Army, serial number unknown. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South Pacific and reassembled.
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 347th Fighter Group. No known nickname or nose art.
During 1943, took off from Segi
Airfield (Seghe) and ditched 50' off the runway into the sea. The pilot was unhurt and swam ashore. Date of ditching unknown, likely middle 1943.
The wreck is intact, including propellers and canopy.
The 20mm cannon is still present, but the four 50 caliber machine guns are removed (unclear if salvaged during the war or afterwards). The aircraft has little marine growth and is a popular
for SCUBA divers.
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January 4, 2017