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5th AF

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force.

Mission History
Crashed on Kirwina Island.

John Douglas adds:
"The niece of an aviator wanted to find her uncle's plane crashed on Kirwina Island. It took a while to get the details from Steve Cushman [from PWD Bulletin Board] but they gradually emerged. Michael Claringbould gave some clues, and I got some more from Tim Heck. We determined the location, and the niece and Steve Cushman traveled to Kiriwina Island to visit the site, and this cherished history. I met them both in Port Moresby before they departed."

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Last Updated
September 25, 2018


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