US Marine Pilot Instructor MIA 7/24/1945 in Pacific

Details about those listed as missing or killed in the Pacific, including current search operations.

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Diane212
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US Marine Pilot Instructor MIA 7/24/1945 in Pacific

Post by Diane212 » Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:56 pm

James Moran DOB 1/15/1918 was a flight instructor out of San Diego. He was teaching pilots how to dive and recover. For some reason his plane did not recover from the dive and all pilots were lost. His plane was never found. This occured on July 24, 1945. I wanted to inquire if anyone knows how to obtain any info about him. He is my Mom's brother and she never had any closure.

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Re: US Marine Pilot Instructor MIA 7/24/1945 in Pacific

Post by RSwank » Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:59 pm

You may be able to order the accident report from website:
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/

On this page there is listed some information about the crash: (Search for Moran on the page).
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/USN/FG.htm

The plane was FG-1A Corsair serial number 13937 from VMF-462. The plane crashed 18 Mi SSW off Dana Point (200 Degrees True?)

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