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  P-70 Havoc Serial Number 39-785  
5th AF

Pilot  1st Lt. Donald G. Hyland, O--662791 (MIA / KIA) MI
Radar Operator  Sgt Peter C. Habib, 20121087 (MIA / KIA) MA
Passenger  Pfc Linus A. Wiegenstein, 14080195 (MIA / KIA) MS

MIA  October 30, 1943
MACR  1008

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Delivered to the U. S. Army Air Force (USAAF) as P-70 Havoc serial number 39-785. Disassembled and shipped overseas to the Southwest Pacific and reassembled.

Wartime History
Assigned to the 5th Air Force, 5th Fighter Command, "A" Night Fighter Squadron. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On October 30, 1943 took off from 12 Mile Drome (Berry) near Port Moresby on a flight bound for Horanda Drome near Dobodura. This aircraft failed to arrive and was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).

The entire crew was declared dead on October 31, 1944. All are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

Missing Air Crew Report 1008 (MACR 1008)
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Donald G. Hyland
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Peter C. Habib
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Linus A. Wiegenstein
FindAGrave - 1Lt Donald G Hyland (photo, tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - Sgt Peter C Habib (tablets of the missing)
FindAGrave - PFC Linus Anton Wiegenstein (tablets of the missing photo)

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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