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USAAF
13th AF
347th FG
68th FS
44th FS Detachment

Pilot  1st Lt. Michael J. Carter, O-727403 (MIA / KIA) CA
Crashed  February 4, 1943
MACR  610

Pilot History
Carter was assigned to the 18th Fighter Group, 44th Fighter Squadron. He earned the Air Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart.

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss in Buffalo, New York. Delivered U. S. Army serial number unknown. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force, 347th Fighter Group, 68th Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On February 4, 1943 took off from Fighter 2 (Kukum) on Guadalcanal piloted by Carter on an escort mission for SBD Dauntless dive bombers. Weather was clear with good visibility. While off the east coast of New Georgia at 17:00, this aircraft was accidentally shot down by F4F Wildcat. Carter was observed to bail out, but was never seen again and declared Missing In Action (MIA).

Memorials
Carter was declared dead on December 13, 1945. Memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
Missing Air Crew Report (MACR) 610
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Michael J. Carter

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
P-40

MIA
MIA
1 Missing

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