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  F6F-3 Hellcat Bureau Number 09028  
USN
VF-33

Pilot  Lt(jg) D. A. Scott (rescued)
Ditched  December 24, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Grumman. Delivered to the U. S. Navy. Assigned to squadron VF-33. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On December 24, 1943 took off from Ondonga Airfied on a mission against Rabaul. Returning, this aircraft ditcehd 8-10 miles off Cape Saint George into Saint Georges Channel and observed by fellow pilot to get into his raft and begin paddling.

Rescue
Later, Scott was rescued by a PBY Catalina and returned to duty.

References
AAIR - USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List December 1943
Air-To-Air page 245, 251-252

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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