Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Delivered to the U. S. Army serial number unknown. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force.
This P-38 crashed at Nobnob, near Amron to the north of Madang.
Propellers, engines landing gear and machine guns only remain at this crash site. The rest was either broken up, scrapped or otherwise missing from this violent impact.
Keith Hopper adds:
"The locals say the pilot bailed out, was captured and murdered in the Amron. The aircraft certainly impacteded hard. I am not aware of this aircraft ever being identified. I've always suspected that it might be P-38H 42-66904."
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September 25, 2018