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  F4U-1D Corsair Serial Number NZ5400  
20 Squadron

Pilot  F/Sgt Ronald Ernest Hallett, 4215864 (MIA / KIA) Hawkes Bay, NZ
Crashed  February 3, 1945 at 10:15am aprox

Aircraft History
Built by Vought. Constructor number 5894. US Navy Bureau Number 50647. Shipped from United States on July 19, 1944 as cargo aboard USS Kwajalein. On August 5, 1944 assembled by Unit 60 on Espiritu Santo and remained on the island during August. During February 1945, assigned to 20 Squadron.

Mission History
On February 3, 1945 took off from Piva Airfield (Piva Yoke) on Bougainville. Crashed near Shortland Island, hitting the sea and exploded during a strafing run.

Hallettis is memorialized on the Bourail Memorial panel 6 having "No Known Grave".

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ADF Serials - NZ Serials NZ5400

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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