|Pilot 2nd Lt. Charles E. Black, O-746028 (MIA / KIA) WA
Ditched January 17, 1944
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 347th Fighter Group, 339th Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.
On January 17, 1944 took off from Stirling Airfield piloted by 2nd Lt. Charles E. Black on a bomber escort mission over Rabaul. Last seen at 2:00pm over Blanche Bay. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).
Black was officially declared dead on January 16, 1946. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
Missing Air Crew Report 1775 (MACR 1775)
American Battle Monuments Comission (ABMC) -
Charles E. Black
2Lt Charles E Black (tablets of the missing)
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January 5, 2018