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Crash Site P-38G Lightning 42-12715

On 3 March 1943, P-38G 41-12715 was shot down during the Battle of Bismarck Sea and crashed into sea about 20 miles east of Tami Island. The pilot was killed.

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  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: U.S. Air Force
  • J.L. Wright, The Search That Never Was: The Untold Truth about the 1948-49 Search for World War II American Personnel Missing in Action in the South Pacific, p. 312
  • Pacific Wrecks

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