|Pilot 2nd Lt. Philip D. Lissner, O-661227 (KIA, BR) TX
Crashed November 28, 1942
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Converted
from a P-38E model into a F-4
photographic reconnaissance version. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron. Assigned to pilot Captain Karl Polifka. Nicknamed "Fainting Flozzie II". This aircraft was officially condemned on October 31, 1944.
On November 28, 1942 took off 14 Mile Drome (Schwimmer) near Port
Moresby piloted by 2nd Lt. Philip D. Lissner on a mission. After take off, it appears Lissner experienced engine trouble and feathered the right engine before crashing near 12 Mile Drome (Berry). Lissner was killed in the crash.
Lissner was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Postwar, he was permanently buried at Oakwood Cemetery Annex in Austin, TX at plot A, section 87, grave 1
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - F-4 Lightning 41-2123
8th PRS - The Lockheed File
Philip David Lissner (photo, grave photo)
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September 26, 2018