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Yap Island Mission Loss—11 February 1945

The following plane was lost on 11 February 1945 on a mission to Yap Island. I would greatly appreciate anyone's help to locate additional information regarding the information listed below.Submit additional information, updates, newpaper articles, pictures, and supporting documents to:

Date: Plane Type: Unit: Crew Names: Supporting Documents:
11 February 1945 F4U-1D Corsair

VFM-122, MAG 11, USMC
  1. Maj. Pierce
VMF-122 Aircraft Actiont Report

USN Bureau Report #57589


Crashed at sea 5 to 8 miles from Yap, engine failure. Strike from Peleliu

Pierce, Maj
USMC, E/F; Ditched, Yap off 5 Miles South

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