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  P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Serial Number 42-27848  
USAAF
5th AF
35th FG
41st FS

Pilot  Captain Carl V. Bohman, O-667638 (MIA / KIA) IN
Crashed  August 4, 1944 at 3:15pm
MACR  9019

Aircraft History
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.

Wartime History
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.

Mission History
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).

Memorials
Bohman was officially declared dead on August 5, 1945. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
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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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

Tech Info
P-47

MIA
MIA
1 Missing

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