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  P-38G Lightning Serial Number ?  
USAAF
13th AF
347th FG
339th FS

Pilot  Joseph Young (survived)
Crashed  April 1, 1943
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Lockheed Aircraft Corporation (LAC) in Burbank. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-38 Lightning serial number unknown. 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. This aircraft was likely either P-38G 42-66867 (347th Fighter Group, 12th Fighter Squadron) or P-38J 42-67175 (347th Fighter Group, 339th Fighter Squadron).

Mission History
On April 1, 1943 took off took off from Fighter 2 (Kukum) on Guadalcanal piloted by Joseph Young on an intercept mission. This P-38 was shot down during dogfight over the Russell Island area.

Rescue
Pilot Young survived and later returned to duty.

References
13th Fighter Command listed Young shot down in a P-38 on April 7, 1943 [sic]

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019

 

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