|Pilot Captain Carl V. Bohman, O-667638 (MIA / KIA) IN
Crashed August 4, 1944 at 3:15pm
Built by Republic at the Indiana Division of Republic Aviation in
Evansville, IN. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South-West Pacific and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 35th Fighter Group, 41st Fighter Squadron. No known nickname, nose art or squadron number. When lost, engine R-2800-59 serial number FP-001917. Weapon serial numbers unknown.
On August 4, 1944 took off from Nadzab Airfield on a training flight, the formation of four P-47s and encountered a dense clouds above the mountains between Bena Bena and Dumpu. The formation was at an altitude of 12,000 to 13,000 feet when this aircraft and P-47D 42-27866 piloted by 1st. Lt. Frintner entered the clouds. This was the last time that either aircraft were seen. Both aircraft were officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).
Bohman was officially declared dead on
August 5, 1945. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
Missing Air Crew Report 9019 (MACR 9019)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Carl V. Bohman
FindAGrave - Capt Carl V Bohman (photo, tablets of the missing)
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January 5, 2018