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Ensign Joseph E. Cox Hellcat Crash Site on Yap Island


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Ensign Joseph E. Cox
During our October 2005 trip we received information from Yapese villages about American crash sites in the jungle and mangrove swamps. We used the information to go out into the jungle to look for planes. We were excited to find a Hellcat crash site that turned out to be the plane flown by Ensign Joseph E. Cox. Ensign Cox was attacking Yap from the USS Enterprise with 35 other Hellcat's when he was hit by AA fire and colliding with another Hellcat flown by Howard Holding. Both planes spiraled into the jungle west of Colonia on September 6, 1944. Timothy Schubert from Albany, Oregon was stationed on Yap while in the Coast Guard in the 1980's. He married into a Yapese family and discovered the Cox Hellcat crash site while searching his father-in-laws land. Timothy removed the BUAERO tag from the Hellcat and sent the information into the Department of the Army in 1991. Tim provided invaluable information to help us identify the Cox Hellcat crash site. We returned to the Cox Hellcat site in September 2006 and found the engine cowling down the hill from the crash site and some ammunition from the Hellcat guns.

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