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  F-5A-10-LO Lightning Serial Number 42-13088  
USAAF
5th AF
6th PRG
8th PRS

Pilot  2nd Lt. Clifford O. Taylor, O-666579 (MIA / KIA) IA
MIA  September 10, 1943
MACR  617

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. When lost, engines V-1710-51 and V-1710-55 serial numbers 42-28328 and 42-32282.

Mission History
On September 10, 1943 took off from Dobodura Airfield (Kalamazoo) at 1:30pm on a flight bound for 14 Mile Drome (Schwimmer) near Port Moresby. Last seen over the junction of the Awaru River and Moni River in the Owen Stanley Mountains at roughly Lat 9° 10' Long 148° 18'.

Memorials
Taylor was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missiong at Manila American Cemetery.

References
Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 617
American Battle Monuments Commission (AMBC) - Clifford O. Taylor

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

Tech Info
F-5

MIA
MIA
1 Missing

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