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Yap Island Mission Loss—18 November 1944

The following plane was lost on 18 November 1944 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: pat@missingaircrew.com

Date: Plane Type: Unit: Crew Names: Supporting Documents:
18 November 1944 FG-1
Corsair stationed at Peleliu

VMF-121, Group MAG-11, USMC
  1. Lt. J. Allan Carmena, Jr. (27235) (Survived)
Bureau #14237

USMC Narrative describing the loss of Lt. J. Allan Carmena, Jr. plane

Description:

Hit by AA, Ditched off of Yap.

Lt. Allan J. Carmena, Jr.
Lt. J. Allan Carmena, Jr.

VMF-121 Squadron Picture:

The following VMF-121 Squadron picture shows four of the Corsair pilots who were shot down over Yap Island in the fall of 1944 including, Lt. J. Allan Carmena, Lt. George O. Beall, 1st. Lt. Robert L. Gillis and Maj. William Jr. Clay. Carmena was rescued after ditching his Corsair, however, the other pilots were lost and are either listed as MIA or KIA.

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VMF-121 Squadron Picture
VMF-121 Squadron Picture-High Res Picture (3 MB)

VMF-121 Squadron Picture with Names
VMF-121 Squadron Picture with Names-Low Res

Lt. J. Allan Carmena Letters

Allan's oldest sister filed all of his letters he wrote home in the service. The following letters provide information about his shoot down and rescue near Yap.

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Newspaper Articles about the shoot down and rescue of Lt. J. Allan Carmena

The Marines sent press releases to home town newspapers to promote stories about pilots such as J. Allan Carmena who were shot down and rescued. The following articles ran in the Baton Rouge and Houston Press newspapers.

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Baton Rouge Newspaper Article

Houston Press Newspaper Article

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Allan's Logbook

The following page from Allan's logbook shows his November 1944 missions including the November 18, 1944 mission that he was shot down and rescued by a PBY.

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Allan's Father

Like many men who served in WWII, Allan's father John Allan Carmena served in WWI. Here's a picture of John Allan during the war:

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Allen's Father

Additional Information about Lt. J. Allan Carmena, Jr.

  • Lt. J. Allan Carmena, Jr. was awarded The Distinguished Flying Cross & The Air Medal (twice).
  • The Corsair that is in the Marine Corps Museum in Quantico, VA. is in his log book.

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