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  P-38H-5-LO Lightning Serial Number 42-66852  
5th AF
475th FG
433rd FS

Pilot  1st Lt. Donald D. Revenaugh,O-736364 (MIA / KIA) OH
MIA  January 23, 1944 at 11:25
MACR  2135

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38H-5-LO Lightning serial number 42-66852. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force (5th AF), 475th Fighter Group (475th FG) "Satan's Angels", 433rd Fighter Squadron (433rd FS) "Possum". No known nose art or nickname. When lost, engines V-1710-91-89 serial numbers 42-94136 and 42-29975. Weapons 20mm cannon manufactured by Oldsmobile serial number 58574 and .50 caliber machine guns serial number 397333, 113150, 397534 and 397321.

Mission History
On January 23, 1944 took off from North Borio Airfield (Dobodura Airfield No. 15) piloted by 1st Lt. Donald D. Revenaugh on a mission to escort B-24s over Wewak. Revenaugh was element leader for a three ship flight led by Captain Richard D. Kimball. The weather was scattered cumulus clouds at 5-10,000' with good visibility.

Over the target, the P-38s made passes on two Ki-61 Tonys and reached a location five miles east of Boram Airfield slightly out to sea, then engaged with 10-12 Tonys and Zekes [Ki-43 Oscars].

Revenaugh was last heard over the radio by Captain Richard D. Kimball at 11:35 stating he was starting home and was on the southern side of the Sepik River. The radio message was also heard by Lt. Wooley from the 41st Fighter Squadron. When this P-38 failed to return, it was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA). Also lost are P-38J 42-67152 (MIA) and P-38H 42-66539 (MIA).

Afterwards, no search was made for this aircraft.

Revenaugh was officially declared dead on January 17, 1946. He is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery on the tablets of the missing.

USAF Serial Number Search Results - P-38H-5-LO Lightning 42-66852
"66852 (475th FG, 433rd FS) MIA Jan 23, 1944. MACR 21?5"
Missing Air Crew Report 2135 (MACR 2135)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Donald D. Revenaugh
FindAGrave - 1Lt Donald D Revenaugh (tablets of the missing photo)

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Last Updated
February 18, 2020


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Jan 23, 1944

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