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  F4U-1A Corsair Bureau Number 18025  

Pilot  1st Lt Earl C. Thompson, O-024066 (MIA / KIA) CA
MIA  January 25, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Chance-Vought. Assigned to VMF-422. During January 1944, boarded USS Kalinin Bay (CVE-68). On January 24, 1944 flown to Tarawa Airfield (Hawkins Field), prior to the invasion of the Marshall Islands.

Mission History
Took off from Tarawa Airfield (Hawkins Field) on a ferry flight to Funafuti Airfield. During the flight, met a tropical storm and caused a total of twenty-two to ditch or went missing in action.

Officially declared dead on January 26, 1945. Memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Honolulu Cemetery (Punchbowl).

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Last Updated
May 22, 2017


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