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  P-38J-10-LO Lightning Serial Number 42-67802 Code J
USAAF
5th AF
8th FG
35th FS

Pilot  1st Lt. Delmar E. King, O-677056 (MIA / KIA) AR
MIA  June 18, 1944 at 11:30am
MACR  8520

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Delivered to the U. S. Army as serial number 42-67802. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 8th Fighter Group, 35th Fighter Squadron. Assigned squadron code "J" on each side of the pilot's nacelle. The propeller spinners were painted yellow. The rest of the aircraft was natural aluminum. When lost, engines V-1710-91 serial number 42-95234 and V-1710-89 serial number A-035495.

Mission History
On June 18, 1944 took off from Hollandia on a flight bound for Nadzab No. 4 Airfield (Newton). The aircraft was last seen three miles out to sea in the vicinity of Murik Lagoon at 11:30am.

Memorials
King was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at the Manila American Cemetery. King also has a memorial marker at Little Rock National Cemetery in section MIA site 42.

References
Missing Aircrew Report 8520 (MARC 8520)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Delmar E. King
FindAGrave - 1Lt Delmar E King (tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - Delmar E King (memorial marker photo)
Thanks to Daniel Leahy for his assistance with this profile

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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P-38

MIA
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