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  P-39N-5-BE Airacobra Serial Number 42-18813  
USAAF
5th AF
71st TRG
110th TRS

Pilot  1st Lt. Gabriel J. Eggud, O-669878 (MIA / KIA) NY
MIA  July 6, 1944
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, 71st Tactical Reconnaissance Group, 110th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron. No known nose art or nickname.

Wartime History
On July 6, 1944 took off on a mission against Wewak. While making a bombing run at approximately 110', this its bomb exploded blowing off both wings, causing it instantly crash over Wewak.

Memorials
Eggud was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - P-39N Airacobra 42-18813
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Gabriel J. Eggud
FindAGrave - 1Lt Gabriel J Eggud (tablets of the missing photo)

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
P-39

MIA
MIA
1 Missing

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