|Pilot Lt Jessup (rescued)
Ditched September 11, 1943
On September 11, 1943 took off from Munda Airfield on an escort mission for B-24s attacking Kahilli Airfield. Over the target, the Hellcats intercept Japanese fighters. This Hellcat ditched into the sea.
Jessup survived unhurt and was rescued and later returned to duty.
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February 4, 2018