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  J2F-5 Duck Bureau Number 00791  
Pool Squadron Guadalcanal

Former Unit Assignments:
Marine Air Group 13

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Justin Taylan 2003

Aircraft History
Accepted to the USN from factory at Bethpage, Long Island, and assigned to Naval Air Station New York, February 15, 1942. This aircraft was assigned VMF-111 in San Diego, CA on March 16, 1942. Next, it was assigned to Marine Air Group 13 at Tufuna, Samoa beginning February 16, 1943 and then assigned to US Navy Composite Squadron VJ-12 November 1, 1943.

Wartime History
Sometime after November 1943, the aircraft was assigned to Pool Squadron on Guadalcanal, and was either damaged, or crashed, and abandoned on Guadalcanal. The only other known detail is that it was striken from the registry September 31, 1945.

Parts are displayed at the Vilu War Museum, confirming the Bureau Number of this aircraft.  It is unclear if the rest of the aircraft survived the war.

Thanks to Ewan Stevenson and Charles Darby for additional information.

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Last Updated
January 31, 2018


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