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  P-38G Lightning Serial Number ?  
USAAF
13th AF
347th FG
339th FS

Pilot  Joseph Young
Crashed  April 1, 1943
MACR  unknown

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

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 347th Fighter Group 399th Fighter Squadron.
No known nickname or nose art . This aircraft was likely either P-38G 42-66867 (347th Fighter Group, 12th Fighter Squadron) or P-38J 42-67175 (347th Fighter Group, 339th Fighter Squadron).

Mission History
On April 1, 1943 took off took off from Fighter 2 (Kukum) on Guadalcanal piloted by Joseph Young on an intercept mission. This P-38 was shot down during dogfight over the Russell Island area.

References
13th Fighter Command listed Young shot down in a P-38 on April 7.

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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