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|Pilot 2nd Lt Bryant V. Wesley (survived)
Crashed November 30, 1942
At 14:45 hours over the Dobodura area the 8th Squadron planes radioed that they were under attack by A6M2 Zeros from the 252 Kokutai west of Buna village. The two pairs of escort P-40s drifted apart and were attacked from above by Zeros. According to Captain Nelson, who was not in the dogfight, the combat was in the vicinity south of Embi Lakes, within a thirty mile radius of Dobodura Airfield.
Voorhees of the 7th Fighter Squadron was credited with one enemy fighter shot down. Two other pilots: Lt. Paul J. Slocum of the 7th Fighter Squadron and and Lt. Furlso S. Wagner of 41st Fighter Squadron also claimed one enemy fighter shot down each. The Japanese lost two Zeros shot down.
Fate of the Pilot
Afterwards, he returned to the United States and was killed piloting P-40N 43-23739 that took off from Pinellas AAF on June 14, 1944 and crashed eight miles east of New Port Richey, FL.
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