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|Pilot 2nd Lt George E. Fenn, O-742992 (MIA / KIA) Oshkosh, WI
Crashed October 28, 1943
Built by Bell in Buffalo, New York. Delivered to the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-39Q-5-BE Airacobra serial number 42-20031. Disassembled and shipped overseas and reassembled.
Assigned 5th Air Force, 8th Fighter Group, 36th Fighter Squadron. No known nose art or nickname. When lost, engine V-1710-85 serial number 42-98338. Armed with 50 caliber machine gun serial number 661654, 741090, 292046, 292229. 37mm cannon serial number 12250.
The flight was was last seen by 1st Lt John J. Perkins roughly 25 miles north of Bulldog in bad weather at approximately 4:10pm. Returning to base alone, P-39Q piloted by 1st Lt. Perkins periodically attempted to reach his flight by radio without result. At 5:05pm, he landed safely at 5 Mile Drome. The other three Airacobras failed to return and were officially listed as Missing In Action: P-39Q 42-19987 (MIA, resolved), P-39Q 42-19959 (MIA) and this aircraft.
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