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  F4U-1A Corsair Bureau Number 55916  

Pilot  2nd Lt. Robert Stearns Thompson, O-026318 (MIA / KIA) NY
MIA  February 6, 1944

Airfield History

Mission History
On February 6, 1944 took off from Piva Airfield on Bougainville on a mission to Rabaul.

Officially declared dead on January 17, 1946. Memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

Craig Purdy (nephew) adds:
"DOB August 30, 1920. Postumously promoted to 1st Lt.. Unknown whether his loss was outbound or on the return from this sortie. Any info on this aircraft would be appreciated."

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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