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  P-47D-23-RA Thunderbolt Serial Number 42-27866  
5th AF
35th FG
41st FS

Pilot  1st Lt. Henry W. Frintner, O-812795 (MIA / KIA) NJ
Crashed  August 4, 1944 at 3:15pm
MACR  9148

Aircraft History
Built by Republic at the Indiana Division of Republic Aviation in Evansville, IN. Delivered to the U. S. Army. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 35th Fighter Group, 41st Fighter Squadron. No known nickname, nose art or squadron number. When lost, engine R-2800-59 serial number FP-001917. Weapon serial numbers unknown.

Mission History
On August 4, 1944 took off from Nadzab Airfield piloted by 1st Lt. Henry W. Frintner on a training flight as one of four P-47s. During the flight, the formation encountered dense clouds above the mountains between Bena Bena and Dumpu. Flying at an altitude of 12,000' to 13,000', this aircraft and P-47D 42-27848 pilot Captain Bohman entered the clouds and were never seen again. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).

Frintner was officially declared dead a year and a day later on August 5, 1945. He earned earn the Purple Heart, posthumously. Frintner is memorialized at Manila American Cemetery on the tablets of the missing.

Missing Air Crew Report 9148 (MACR 9148)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Henry W. Frintner
FindAGrave - 1Lt Henry W Frintner (tablets of the missing)

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Last Updated
July 31, 2020


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