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  P-38J-20-LO Lightning Serial Number 44-23397  
13th AF
18th FG
44th FS

Pilot  2nd Lt. James R. Glenny, O-760287 (MIA / KIA) UT
MIA  November 10, 1944 at 13:30–13:50
MACR  13042

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 13th Air Force, 18th Fighter Group, 44th Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname. When lost, engine V-1710 serial numbers A-049903 and A-049465. Weapon serial numbers noted in MACR.

Pilot History
Previously, Glenny had survived the ditching of P-38J Lightning on October 12, 1944 off the coast of New Guinea and rescued. Earned the Air Medal and Purple Heart (posthumously).

Mission History
Took off from Wama Airfield on Morotai on a bombing mission against a Japanese convoy west of Leyte. Flying in 1st Lt. Harold Slupe's flight, in the no. 4 postiion. Last seen by three other pilots west of Palompon prior to dive bombing.

Officially declared dead November 11, 1945. Memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

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Last Updated
September 26, 2018


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