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  F-4-1-LO "Fainting Flozzie II" Serial Number 41-2123 Nose 23
USAAF
5th AF
6th PRG
8th PRS

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8th PRS c1942

Pilot  2nd Lt. Philip D. Lissner, O-661227 (KIA, BR) TX
Crashed  November 28, 1942
MACR  none

Aircraft History
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.

Wartime History
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.

Wartime History
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.

Memorials
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

References
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - F-4 Lightning 41-2123
8th PRS - The Lockheed File
FindAGrave - Philip David Lissner (photo, grave photo)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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