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  P-39F-1-BE Airacobra Serial Number 41-7137  
USAAF
5th AF
8th FG
35th FS

Pilot  1st Lt. William C. Stauter, O-421136 (MIA / KIA) Peoria County, IN
MIA  May 4, 1942
MACR  16440

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, 35th Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On May 4, 1942 took off from 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby Lost on a mission over Lae Airfield. Lost due to poor weather. Officially condemned on October 31, 1944.

Memorials
Stauter was officially declared dead on June 26, 1943. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
Missing Air Crew Report 16440 (MACR 16440)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - William C. Stauter
FindAGrave - 1Lt William C Stauter (tablets of missing)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

Tech Info
P-39

MIA
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