|Pilot Ensign Ralph S. Webber, O-337154 USNR (MIA / KIA) WI
MIA March 25, 1945
Built by Grumman. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F6F Hellcat beauru number unknown.
Assigned to USS Wasp CV-18 to squadron VF-86. No known nickname or nose art.
On March 25, 1945 took off from USS Wasp CV-18 on a mission against Yap. This aircraft was lost due to bad weather. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).
Webber was officially declared dead on March 26, 1946. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List March 1945 does not list this loss, possibly F6F Hellcat 72370
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February 4, 2018