|Pilot 1st Lt. William C. Stauter, O-421136 (MIA / KIA) Peoria County, IN
MIA May 4, 1942
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 8th Fighter Group, 35th Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.
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.
Stauter was officially declared dead on June 26, 1943. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
Missing Air Crew Report 16440 (MACR 16440)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC)
- William C. Stauter
1Lt William C Stauter (tablets of missing)
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January 5, 2018