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  F6F-5 Hellcat Bureau Number 58471  
USN
USS Enterprise (CV-6)
VF-20

Pilot  Lt(jg) Harry D. Brown, O-278232 (MIA / KIA) IL
Crashed  September 6, 1944


Aircraft History
Built by Grumman in Bethpage, New York. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F6F-5 Hellcat bureau number 58471.

Wartime History
Assigned to USS Enterprise (CV-6) to squadron VF-20. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
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.

Memorials
Brown was officially declared dead on April 6, 1946. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

References
MissingAirCrew - F6F-5 Hellcat Crash Site, Yap Island

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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