|Pilot 2nd Lt. Joseph A. Goeller (survived) Queens, NY
Crashed March 8, 1945
Built by North American at Dallas, Texas. Constructors Number 111-30165. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South-West Pacific Area (SWPA) and reassembled.
Assigned to the
5th Air Force, 8th Service Group (8th SrG), 301st Airdrome Squadron (301st ADS) part of the Far East Air Force Combat Replacement Training Center (FEAF CRTC). No known nickname or nose art.
On March 8, 1945 during take off from Goroka Airfield (Garoka), this Mustang suffered a take off accident, destroying the aircraft. Pilot survived. Afterwards, this aircraft was written off, scrapped or otherwise disappeared.
NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records - Joseph A. Goeller
AAIR - March 1945 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports P-51K 44-12032 pilot Goeller take off accident Garoka
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January 5, 2018