|Pilot Lt Paul V. Morriss (survived)
Crashed September 5, 1943
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Delivered 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", 431st Fighter Squadron (431st FS) "Hades". No known nickname or nose art.
On September 5, 1943 took off from 17 Mile Drome (Durand) near Port Moresby on a mission. Morriss bailed out in the vicinity of 30 Mile Drome (Rogers).
Morriss landed unhurt and was later rescued by an Australian Army
431st Fighter Squadron Microfilm, frame 1482 history 431FS
PNG Museum Aircraft Card - P-38H 42-66556
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December 1, 2019