|Pilot Lt(jg) Harry D. Brown, O-278232 (MIA / KIA) IL
Crashed September 6, 1944
Built by Grumman in Bethpage, New York. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F6F-5 Hellcat bureau number 58471.
to USS Enterprise (CV-6) to squadron VF-20. No known nickname or nose art.
On September 6, 1944 took off form USS Enterprise (CV-6) on a mission over Colonia on Yap Island. Over the target hit by anti-aircraft fire and crashed. Three Hellcats were lost, this aircraft plus F6F Hellcat 58675 and F6F Hellcat 58713.
Brown was officially declared dead on April 6, 1946. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
MissingAirCrew - F6F-5 Hellcat Crash Site, Yap Island
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February 4, 2018