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USN
VF-34

Pilot  Lt J. P. Knight (rescued)
Crashed  April 29, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Grumman. Delivered to the U. S. Navy to squadron VF-34. No known nose art or nickname.

Mission History
On April 29, 1944 took off from Green Island Airfield (Nissan) on a mission to strafe two enemy gunboats (actually PT-347 and PT-346) three miles inside the enemy demarkation line off New Britain near Cape Lambert. Strafing the targets, this Corsair was shot down by machine gun fire from the PT Boats firing in self defense.

References
AAIR - USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List April 1944

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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