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  P-39F-1-BE Airacobra Serial Number 41-7221  
5th AF
8th FG
35th FS

Pilot  2nd Lt. Arthur R. Shultz, O-430948 (MIA / KIA) IL
MIA  May 26, 1942
MACR  none

Aircraft History
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 8th Fighter Group, 35th Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On May 26, 1942 took off from 12 Mile Drome (Berry) near Port Moresby on a mission to escort C-47 Dakotas bound for Wau Airfield near Wau. This Airacobra engaged Zeros and went missing over Mount Lawson. Officially, this aircraft was condemned the day of the mission.

Shultz was officially declared dead on July 1, 1944. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Arthur R. Shultz

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Last Updated
February 18, 2020


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