|Pilot 1st Lt.
Stanley C. Northrup (survived) Portland, OR
MIA April 16, 1944 "Black Sunday"
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 2849. Assigned to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
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.
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
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FindAGrave - Stanley C Northrup (grave photo)
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September 26, 2018