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  P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Serial Number 42-27866  
USAAF
5th AF
35th FG
41st FS

Pilot  1st Lt. Henry W. Frintner, O-812795 (MIA / KIA) NJ
Crashed  August 4, 1944 at 3:15pm
MACR  9148

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 P-47D 42-27848 piloted by Capt Bohman and this aircraft entered the clouds. This was the last time that either aircraft were seen. Both aircraft were officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).

Memorials
Frintner 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 9148 (MACR 9148)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Henry W. Frintner
FindAGrave - 1Lt Henry W Frintner (tablets of the missing)

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

Tech Info
P-47

MIA
MIA
1 Missing

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