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C. Prizzia, O-797899 (MIA / KIA) Orange County, NY
MIA February 20, 1945 at approximately 1:15pm
Built by Republic at the Indiana Division of Republic Aviation in Evansville, IN. Constructor Number 2655. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-47D-28-RA Thunderbolt serial number 42-28493. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the South-West Pacific Area (SWPA) and reassembled.
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 35th Fighter Group, 41st Fighter Squadron. This aircraft had a natural aluminum in finish with a black engine cowling. Assigned to pilot 1st Lt Walter Sweeney with crew chief Herb Rosen. Nicknamed "Nancie-A" on the left side of the cockpit with two Japanese flags indicating aerial victories claimed by Sweeney on October 14, 1944. When lost, engine R-2800-59 serial number FP-003512. Weapon serial numbers noted in Missing Air Crew Report 13302 (MACR 13302).
Herb Rosen adds:
Feb 20, 1945
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