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  P-38J-15-LO "Wet Dream" Serial Number 42-104310 Nose Number 175
5th AF
475th FG
433rd FS

Pilot  1st Lt. Stanley C. Northrup (survived) Portland, OR
MIA  April 16, 1944 "Black Sunday"
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 2849. Assigned to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 475th Fighter Group, 433rd Fighter Squadron. Nose Number 175. Nicknamed "Wet Dream". Assigned to Stanley Northrup and Glenn M. Maxwell.

Mission History
On April 16, 1944 took off from Nadzab No. 3 Airfield a mission to escort A-20 Havocs over Hollandia. Returning the formation encountered a severe weather front. Northrup sucessfully bailed out before the crash.

Fate of the Pilot
Northrup sucessfully bailed out and returned to duty. Northrup passed away April 20, 2009. His is buried at Pacific View Memorial Park in Corona del Mar, CA.


PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - P-38J Lightning 42-104310
Black Sunday page ?
FindAGrave - Stanley C Northrup (grave photo)

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Last Updated
September 26, 2018


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