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|Pilot ? (KIA)
Crashed January 14, 1944
Fates of the Crew
On January 17 a PV-1 Ventura searched for the bomber, but failed to find it. Later, that day, it was spotted by an SBD Dauntless 25 miles from the Russell Islands. Two nearby APC unsuccessfully attempted to tow the bomber, which was still afloat.
Their observations, filed an ATIS report include:
On January 18, Allied inspectors were flown to the Russell Island and a squadron of aircraft searched for the floating bomber all day without result. It was believed the wreckage sank during the night of July 17-18.
References Air'Tell Research Report "G4M Serial Numbers" by Jim Long
Air'Tell Research Report "G4M Serial Numbers" by Jim Long
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