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  P-38J-10-LO Lightning Serial Number 42-67593  
USAAF
5th AF
475th FG
432nd FS

Pilot  Lt. Troy Lee Martin, O-760356 (KIA, BR) CA
Crashed  June 11, 1944
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, 432nd Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On June 11, 1944 took off from Biak. During the flight, this aircraft experienced an engine failure and crashed into a swamp near Lake Sentani. After the crash, the pilot's body was recovered.

Memorials
Martin was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Postwar buried at Manila American Cemetery at plot D row 2 grave 183.

References
Joe Sebastian adds:
"My friend has been working on a scrapbook about his brother [Troy L. Martin ] since 1997 and he actually has only one photo of the plane while Troy was still in the States. Any help would be greatly appreciated."
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Troy Lee Martin
FindAGrave - 2Lt Troy Lee Martin (tablets of the missing)

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
P-38

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