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|Pilot 2nd Lt. George W. Snell, O-749093 (MIA / KIA) CO
MIA January 17, 1944 at 2:00pm
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Constructors Number 2296. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38J-10-LO Lightning 42-67785. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South Pacific and reassembled.
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 18th Fighter Group, 44th Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
On January 17, 1944 took off from Stirling Airfield piloted by 2nd Lt. George W. Snell on a mission to escort bombers over Rabaul. Last seen at 2:00pm over the southwest coast of New Ireland. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).
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