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|Pilot 2nd Lt. E. M. Studley
Crashed January 22, 1944
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38 Lightning model and serial number unknown. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South Pacific and reassembled.
Assigned to the 13th Air Force (13th AF), 347th Fighter Group (347th FG), 339th Fighter Squadron (339th FS). No known nickname or nose art.
On January 22, 1944 took off piloted by 2nd Lt. E. M. Studley on a mission and was shot down.
Fates of the Pilot
Studley bailed out and landed in the sea and deployed his life raft.
On January 22, 1944 rescued by PBY-5 Catalina pilotedd by Lt(jg) O. H. Patterson from VP-14 at roughly Lat 5° 35' South, Long 154° 00' East.
USS Coos Bay (AVP 25) War Diary - January 1944 page 1
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