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|Pilot Lt(jg) Robert R. Stalker, O-121319 (MIA / KIA) MA
MIA September 15, 1943
Built by Grumman in Bethpage, New York. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F6F-3 Hellcat bureau number 25883. Assigned to squadron VF-33. No known nickname or nose art.
Over the target, at 11:35pm the Hellcats contacted twenty-four Zeros between 7,000' to 10,000'. This Hellcat was last seen at a bearing of 130° roughly 35 miles from Kahili on southern Bougainville. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).
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