Built by Grumman Corporation in Bethpage, New York. Delivered to the United States Navy (USN) or United States Marine Corps (USMC). Likely an F4F-F Wildcat bureau number unknown.
During the Pacific War or in the immediate postwar period, this aircraft was one of two Wildcat fuselages dumped near Roi-Namur,
between North Pass and Mellu
Island. Prior to dumping, both aircraft were stripped of usable parts and had their engines removed.
The two fuselage are on a 90' bottom, a few yards apart. The fuselages appear undamaged.
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January 9, 2018