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Yap Island Mission Loss—25 March 1945

The following plane was lost on 25 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:
25 March 1945 F6F-5P
Hellcat from the USS Wasp
VF-86, USN
  1. Ens. Ralph S. Webber (MIA)
USN Bureau Report #72370

VF-86 War History

MIA/KIA STATUS: The following information was provided by the Navy and Marine causality offices:

MIA WEBBER RALPH S   ENS O 337154 Missing


Lost Yap due to weather. Pilot Ok
Combat mission, weather related accident.

American Battle Monuments Commission Information:

  • Ensign, U.S. Navy
  • Service # 0-337154
  • United States Naval Reserve
  • Entered the Service from: Wisconsin
  • Missing in Action or Buried at Sea
  • Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines
  • Awards: Purple Heart

VF-86 World War II War Diarie Report:

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