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  F6F-3 Hellcat Bureau Number 42135  
USS Yorktown
VF-1 "Highhatters"

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Kenneth Moore 2005

Pilot  Lt(jg) Gregory B. Bechtol (KIA)
Crashed  June 23, 1944

Mission History
On June 23, 1944 took off on a mission against Pagan Island. Over the target, hit by anti-aircraft fire strafing Pagan Airfield and crashed into the ground.

During 2005, the crash site of this Hellcat was visited by Kenneth Moore.

Saipan Tribune "Finding lost WWII plane is Christmas Gift to Pilot's Family" Dec 25, 2005

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018


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