|Pilot Lt. Troy Lee Martin, O-760356 (KIA, BR) CA
Crashed June 11, 1944
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank, California. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38J-10-LO Lightning serial number 42-67593. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force (5th AF), 475th Fighter Group (475th FG) "Satan's Angels", 432nd Fighter Squadron (432nd FS) "Clover". No known nickname or nose art.
On June 11, 1944 took off from Biak. During the flight, this aircraft experienced an engine failure and crashed into a swamp near Lake Sentani. After the crash, the pilot's body was recovered.
Martin was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Postwar buried at Manila American Cemetery at plot D row 2 grave 183.
Joe Sebastian adds:
"My friend has
been working on a scrapbook about his brother [Troy L. Martin ]
since 1997 and he actually has only one photo of
the plane while
was still in the States. Any help would be greatly appreciated."
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) -
Troy Lee Martin
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February 18, 2020