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  PBY-5 Catalina Bureau Number 08246  

Pilot  Lt(jg) Robert C. Allen, O-104885 USNR (MIA / KIA) CA
Crew  AMM2/c William Craig Henderson, 3601519 (MIA / KIA) TX

Crashed  July 12, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Consolidated. Assigned to the United States Navy (USN) to patrol squadron VP-24. No known nickname, nose art or squadron number.

Mission History
On July 12, 1943 took off piloted by Lt(jg) Robert C. Allen on a night patrol escort duty mission with enforced radio silence. Returning, this Catalina crashed in the vicinity of Tulagi. The entire crew was officially declared dead Missing In Action (MIA).

The entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. The entire crew is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

Craig Henderson (nephew of Henderson)

USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List July 1943 PBY Catalina 08246 lists unit as VP-24
American Battle Monuments Comission (ABMC) - Robert C. Allen
American Battle Monuments Comission (ABMC) - William C. Henderson
FindAGrave - LtJG Robert C Allen (photo, tablets of the missing photo)
FindAGrave - AMM2 William C Henderson (tablets of the missing)

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Last Updated
January 8, 2019


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