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  F6F-5 Hellcat Bureau Number 72024  
USN
USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
VF-49

Pilot  Lt(jg) William C. Henwood (rescued)
Ditched  May 8, 1945


Aircraft History
Built by Grumman. Assigned to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F6F-5N Hellcat bureau number 72024.

Wartime History
Assigned to the USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) to squadron VF-49. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On May 8, 1945 took off from USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) and ditched off Ulithi.

Rescue
Henwood was rescued and returned to duty aboard USS San Jacinto (CVL-30). Later, on August 13, 1945 Henwood ditched F6F-5 Hellcat 78006 and was again rescued.

References
Navy Serial Number Search Results - F6F-5N Hellcat 72024
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List May 1945 - F6F Hellcat 72024

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Last Updated
February 4, 2018

 

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