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  P-38J-10-LO Lightning Serial Number 42-67594  
USAAF
5th AF
475th FG
432nd FS

Pilot  1st Lt. Robert L. Hubner, O-750596 (MIA / KIA) CA
MIA  April 16, 1944 "Black Sunday"
MACR  4498

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Assigned 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. Nose Number ???. No known nickname or nose art. When lost, engines V-1710-91 and V-1710-89 serial numbers: 42-31283 and 42-95196. Weapon serial numbers listed in MACR.

Mission History
On April 16, 1944 took off from Nadzab No. 3 Airfield a mission to escort A-20 Havocs over Hollandia. Returning the formation encountered a severe weather front. This P-38 was last seen approximately five miles west of Bogadjim at an altitude of roughly 10,000-11,000'. This aircraft failed to return and was listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

Search
The next day, aircraft from the 5th Air Force searched for this aircraft without success.

Wreckage
This aircraft has never been found to this day.

Memorials
Hubner was officially declared dead on January 23, 1946. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
Missing Air Crew Report 4498 (MACR 4498)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Robert L. Hubner
FindAGrave - 1Lt Robert L Hubner
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - P-38J Lightning 42-67594
Black Sunday page ?

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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