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|Pilot Captain Thomas W. Hornsby (survived)
Ditched May 27, 1942
Hornsby was likely accidentally shot down by his friend and fellow pilot, Captain Wyatt Exum, who observed an Airacobra at long range enter his line of site. Mistaking an aircraft for an enemy Zero, he opened fired until he realized the plane was an Airacobra. Damaged, Hornsby ditched into the sea off Rigo. This aircraft was officially condemned on October 31, 1944.
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