|Pilot W/O Peter Gerald Schlencker, 405883 (MIA / KIA) Ondooroopilly, QLD
MIA October 14, 1944
Built by Curtis in Buffalo, New York. Assigned U. S. Army serial number 43-24317. Disassembled and shipped overseas to Australia.
During May 1944 delivered to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) as Kittyhawk serial number A29-824. Reassembled by 1 Air Depot (1 AD). On June 19, 1944 assigned to 77 Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.
On October 14, 1944 took off on a bombing mission over Manokwari and failed to return. When this aircraft failed to return, it was declared Missing In Action (MIA).
Despite intensive searches he was never found.
Schlencker was officially declared dead the day of the mission. He is memorialized on the Lae Memorial at Lae War Cemetery on panel 6.
CWGC - Peter Gerald Schlencker
ADF Serials - A29-824
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February 4, 2018