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Yap Island Mission Loss—22 March 1945

The following plane was lost on 22 March 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:
22 March 1945 F4U-1D
Vought-Sikorsky F4U-1D Corsair
  1. Lt. Russell
VMF-122 Action Report for 3-35-44

USN Bureau Report #57420


Crashed two miles south of Yap due to engine failure. Pilot picked up by DD after Dumbo circled pilot in water for a few hours.

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