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  P-38H-1-LO Lightning Serial Number 42-66671  
13th AF
347th FG
339th FS

Pilot  2nd Lt. Webster L. Kincaid, Jr. (KIA, BR) OR
Crashed  January 7, 1944
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank. Constructors Number 1186. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38H-1-LO Lightning serial number 42-66671. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South Pacific and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 13th Air Force (13th AF), 347th Fighter Group (347th FG), 339th Fighter Squadron (339th FS). No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On January 7, 1944 took off from Stirling Airfield piloted by 2nd Lt. Webster L. Kincaid, Jr. and crashed on take off, killing the pilot. Afterwards, this aircraft was written off.

Recovery of Remains
After the crash, Kincaid's body was recovered and buried at the Allied War Cemetery at Falamai on Mono Island. Postwar, his remains were transported to the Untied States for permanent burial.

Kincaid was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is buried at Eugene Pioneer Cemetery in Eugene, OR at plot 167.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-38H-1-LO Lightning 42-66671
"66671 (347th FG, 339th FS) crashed on takeoff at Stirling Island, S of Bougainville, Solomons Jan 7, 1944. Pilot killed."
January 1944 USAAF Overseas Accident Reports - P-38H 42-66671 pilot listed as Jennings [sic]
FindAGrave - Lieut Webster Lockwood Kincaid, Jr (grave photo)

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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