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VMSB-236

Pilot ┬áLt. Collins (WIA, rescued)
Ditched  January 10, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas. Assigned to the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to squadron VMSB-236. No known nickname, nose art or squadron number.

Mission History
On January 10, 1944 took off from Torokina Airfield on Bougainville. Damaged by enemy fighters, ditched off Gizo on Ghizo Island. Collins suffered minor wounds.

Rescue
Both crew members were rescued and returned to duty. Details of their rescue are unknown, likely not rescued by PBY Catalina.

References
Thanks to Ted Darcy / WFIRG for additional information

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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