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  P-39D-BE Airacobra Serial Number 41-6971  
USAAF
5th AF
8th FG
36th FS

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Pilot ¬†1st Patrick M. Armstrong, Jr., O-429512 (MIA / KIA) Converse, TX
MIA  May 4, 1942
MACR  none
Aircraft History
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 8th Fighter Group, 36th Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On May 4, 1942 took off from 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby on a mission over Lae Airfield. This aircraft failed to return and was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA). Officially, this aircraft was condemned on October 31, 1944.

Memorials
Armstrong was officially declared dead on November 18, 1945. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
Individual Deceased Personnel File (IDPF) - Patrick M. Armstrong, Jr.
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - P-39D Airacobra 41-6971
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Patrick M. Armstrong Jr.
FindAGrave - 1Lt Patrick Mcgreal Armstrong, Jr (photo)

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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