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  P-39D-BE Airacobra Serial Number 41-7112  
13th AF
18th FG
12th FS

Pilot   2nd Lt. Charles E. Frush, O-739273 (MIA / KIA) MI
Crashed  July 27, 1943 at 1230
MACR  151

Aircraft History
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South Pacific and reassembled in Fiji.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 18th Fighter Group, 12th Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art. When lost, engine V-1710-35 serial number 41-34656. Weapon serial numbers unknown.

Mission History
On July 27, 1943 took off from Fighter 2 (Kukum) on Guadalcanal on a strafing mission over Rekata Bay and was observed to crash. Weather was clear and visibility unlimited. Officially condemned on July 27, 1943.

Memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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