|Pilot 2nd Lt. Joe Price (survived)
Force Landed April 16, 1944 "Black Sunday"
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank. Constructors Number 2849. Assigned to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force (5th AF), 475th Fighter Group ( 475th FG) "Satan's Angels", 433nd Fighter Squadron (433nd FS) "Possum". Nose Number 182. No known nickname or nose art.
On April 16, 1944 took off from Nadzab No. 3 Airfield a mission to escort A-20 Havocs over Hollandia. Returning the formation encountered a severe weather front. Returning, this P-38 crash landed at Saidor Airfield. Afterwards, this aircraft was written off.
PNG Museum Aircraft Status Card - P-38J Lightning 42-104352
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December 2, 2019