|Pilot 1st Lt Hewitt H. Clark, O-732165 (survived)
Crashed April 30, 1944
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Converted from a model P-38G into a F-5B-1
photographic reconnaissance version. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron.
No known nose art or nickname. Tail Number 83 painted in white.
On April 30, 1944 while attempting to land at Tadji Airfield the pilot made an error on landing and crashed into P-40N Kittyhawk A29-405. The wreckage of this Lightning came to rest in a swampy area near the edge of the runway. Pilot Clark was unhurt.
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - F-5B Lightning 42-67383
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February 4, 2018