|Pilot Lt Commander Billy V. "Skipper" Gates, O-079090 (MIA / KIA) MO
MIA April 22, 1945
Built by General Motors and assigned to the US Navy, VC-83.
Took off from USS Sargent Bay (CVE-83) off Okinawa and failed to return.
Officially declared dead on April 23, 1946. Memorialized at the court of the missing at National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific (Punchbowl).
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February 4, 2018