|Pilot 1st Lt. Donald K. Skillicorn, 24656 (MIA / KIA) CA
MIA April 8, 1944
Built by Vought. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F4U-1 Corsair bureau number 18113.
Assigned to the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to squadron VMF-422. No known nickname or nose art.
On April 8, 1944 took off from Engebi Airfield (Wrigley Airfield) on a flight over Ponape Island. Over the target, hit by anti-aircraft fire and ditched.
Skillicorn was officially declared dead on January 18, 1946. He was memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
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February 14, 2020