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Serial Number Criteria: 42-13073
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Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:25:04 2016
42-13067 ... 42-13126 (EXACT MATCH)
Lockheed F-5A-10-LO Lightning
MSN 222-7501/7560
13068 (3rd PRG, 5th PRS) shot down by AAA and crashlanded
4 mi S of Cassino, Italy Dec 27, 1943.  MACR 2578.
Pilot POW.
13071 (3rd PRG) crashed into Mediterranean Sea 100 mi N. of
Bizerte, Tunisia Nov 11, 1943.  MACR 1145.  Pilot KIA
13073 assigned to  6th Photographic Reconnaissance Group, 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron at 14 Mile Drome 
near Port Moresby. Shot down Jun 5, 1943 on a mission over the New Britain by a Japanese Ki-45 Nick. The pilot parachuted 
into the jungle, where he barely survived for 31 days until found by local hunters who cared for him. 
Later, he was taken to the camp of Australian Commandos who arranged his rescue, along with other American 
and Australian aviators from behind enemy lines aboard submarine USS Gato on February 5, 1944.
13077 (7th PRG, 13th PS) caught fire in flight and crashed at Wallingford, UK Jul 24, 1943.  Pilot bailed out.
13080 bellylanded by Antoine de Saint-Exupery Feb 14, 1944.
13084 (MSN 222-7519) recovered Nov 1978 from swamp near Port Moresby
and moved to National Museum, Port Moresby, PNG.
13088 (8th PRS, 6th PRG) lost Sep 10, 1943, Papua New Guinea.  MACR 617
13090 (6th PRG) lost Feb 9, 1944.  MACR 2174
13092 (3rd PRG, 12th PRS) lost in bad weather during recon to Trieste Oct 7, 1943.  MACR 926.  Pilot MIA
13100 (3rd PRG, 15th PS) lost in Greece Nov 9, 1943.  MACR 1310.  Pilot POW.
13102 (6th PRG) lost Jul 2, 1944.  MACR 6296
13109  (3rd PRG, 5th PS) lost on recon mission to Marseille Jun 26, 1943.  Pilot KIA.  MACR 14561. 
13110 (5th PRG) lost Apr 28, 1944.  MACR 4195
13123 (5th PRG) lost Sep 11, 1944.  MACR 8368
13124 (5th PRG) lost Apr 29, 1944.  MACR 4224
13126 (MSN 222-7560) to Free French AF

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