|Pilot 1st Lt. Delmar E. King, O-677056 (MIA / KIA) AR
MIA June 18, 1944 at 11:30am
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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September 25, 2018