|Pilot Tom Malone (survived)
Crashed March 22, 1944
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 2820. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 49th Fighter Group, 9th Fighter Squadron. Assigned to pilot Richard Ira Bong. Nicknamed "Marge" after his wife. Later, this P-38 was assigned to the 421st Night Fighter Squadron.
On March 22, 1944 took off piloted by Tom
Malone, a P-61 Blackwidow pilot from the 421st Night Fighter Squadron. Over Yalau / Bau Plantation
Province, Malone bailed out and landed unhurt. Later, he returned to duty. This P-38 crashed at Yalau / Bau Plantation.
The wreckage of this aircraft remains at Yalau on Bau Plantation.
Forty of the Fifth by Michael Claringbould
Aircraft Serial Number Search incorrectly lists P-38J 42-103993 noted at American Wings Air Museum, MN
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January 5, 2018