|Pilot Ensign John R. Clem, O-306169 USNR (MIA / KIA) WV
Crashed February 1, 1944
Built by Grumman. Assigned to USS Belleau Wood (CVL-24) to VF-24.
This Hellcat took off from USS Belleau Wood. It was damaged after flying through
and debris that caused the tail to break away. Then
off Bigel Island at Kwajalien Atoll.
Memorialized on the tablets of the missing at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).
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February 4, 2018