|Pilot 1st Lt. Henry W. Frintner, O-812795 (MIA / KIA) NJ
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 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).
Frintner 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 9148 (MACR 9148)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Henry W. Frintner
FindAGrave - 1Lt Henry W Frintner (tablets of the missing)
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January 5, 2018