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  P-38J-5-LO Lightning Serial Number 42-67179  
USAAF
13th AF
347th FG
339th FS

Pilot  2nd Lt. Charles E. Black, O-746028 (MIA / KIA) WA
Ditched  January 17, 1944
MACR  1775

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 13th Air Force, 347th Fighter Group, 339th Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
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).

Memorials
Black was officially declared dead on January 16, 1946. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
Missing Air Crew Report 1775 (MACR 1775)
American Battle Monuments Comission (ABMC) - Charles E. Black
FindAGrave - 2Lt Charles E Black (tablets of the missing)

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Last Updated
September 26, 2018

 

Technical Info
P-38

MIA
MIA
1 Missing

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