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  P-38H-1-LO Lightning Serial Number 42-66581  
5th AF
475th FG
433rd FS

Pilots  Lt. James H. Palmer (survived)
Force Landed  November 2, 1943
MACR  none

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, 475th Fighter Group, 433rd Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Wartime History
On November 2, 1943 took off from Kiriwina Airfield piloted by Lt. James H. Palmer on a mission to escort B-25 Mitchells over Rabaul. Returning, ths P-38 belly landed at Kiriwina Airfied. Afterwards, this aircraft was written off.

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Last Updated
September 26, 2018


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