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|Pilot 2nd Lt. Robert Stearns Thompson, O-026318 (MIA / KIA) Queens, NY
MIA February 6, 1944
Built by Vought. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F4U-1A Corsair bureau number 55916. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South Pacific.
Assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC), Marine Air Wing 1 (MAW-W), Marine Air Group 11 (MAG-11), Marine Fighting Squadron 218 "Hellions" VMF-218. No known nickname, nose art or squadron number.
On February 6, 1944 took off from Piva Airfield on Bougainville piloted by 2nd Lt. Robert Stearns Thompson on a mission over Rabaul. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).
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