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USS Bunker Hill (CV-17)
|Pilot Ensign Alfred F. Smith (MIA / KIA) NJ
Crashed December 8, 1943
Built by Grumman as a Model G-50. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F6F-3 Hellcat bureau number 26088.
Assigned to USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) to squadron VF-18. No known nickname or nose art.
On December 8, 1943 took off from USS Bunker Hill (CV-17) on a mission against Nauru Island. Over the target, shot down by anti-aircraft fire and crashed vertically between two anti-aircraft positions.
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