|Pilot Captain Ernest Allen Powell, O-010969 (MIA / KIA) Memphis, TN
MIA July 18, 1943
Built by Chance-Vought. Delivered to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) as F4U-1 Corsair bureau number unknown.
Assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) to squadron VMF-122. No known nickname or nose art.
On July 18, 1943 took off from Henderson Field on Guadalcanal as part of an escort mission for B-24s bombing Kahilli Airfield on southern Bougainville. Over the target, intercepted enemy aircraft over the target. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).
Powell was officially declared dead on July 19, 1945. He is memorialized at the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List July 1943 - F4U piloted by Powell July 18, 1943 no bureau number listed
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) -
Ernest Allen Powell
FindAGrave- Capt Ernest Allen Powell, Jr (photos, tablets of the missing)
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January 5, 2018