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|Pilot Lt. Ralph E. Boggs, O-156883 (KIA, BR) AR
Crashed July 24, 1945
Built by Chance Vought Aircraft Division in Stratford, Connecticut. Constructors Number 81319. Delivered to the United States Navy (USN) as F4U-4 Corsair bureau number 81319.
Assigned to USS Lexington (CV-16) to squadron VBF-94. No known nickname or nose art.
On July 24, 1945 took off from USS Lexington (CV-16) piloted by Lt. Ralph E. Boggs on a mission over Japan. Over the target, this Corsair began a strafing run between Maisaka to Arai. Over Maisaka, this Corsair was hit by 75mm anti-aircraft guns at Benten Jima.
Damaged, this Corsair was observed emitting black smoke from the engine and turned back to Imagire at the mouth of Lake Hamana, then flew to Maisaka and came back to Imagire when the engine caught fire before it crashed at the western side of Hamana Bridge near Imagire to the east of Arai.
July 25, 1945
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