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|Pilot Captain Robert Thomas Ewing, O-011353 (MIA / KIA) Lafayette, IN
MIA September 16, 1943
VMF-214 Squadron Report, page 6 (16 September 1943):
Capt. Ewing started a run in a diving turn to the right with full gun. He crowded towards Lts. Paul A. Mullen and Warren T. Emrich, his second section, who were on his left. Lt Robert W. McClurg, Capt. Ewing's wing man, crossed over to try and get into position, but three of them were going too fast for him, so he lost them.
Capt. Ewing continued to crowd over towards Lt. Miller, evidently trying to get into position to fire. Mullen kept sliding over 'till he saw a zero in a steep dive on a Corsair below. He cut out under Ewing, made a pass at the Zero and got in a short burst. Mullen and his wing man Emrich, made a 130 degree turn to the right and looked for Ewing's Corsair but couldn't find it.
Apparently these two were the last who saw Capt. Ewing, as he did not return from the flight - although he was not in any trouble when last seen."
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