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USMC
VMSB-243

Pilot  2nd Lt. Thomas Pepe
Gunner  SSgt Guy Loy

Crashed  March 9, 1945

Aircraft History
Built by Douglas at El Segundo. Assigned to USMC to VMSB-243.

Mission History
Last seen  in a steep right turn after a second strafing run over a hill southwest of Panay and did not return from the mission. Two planes from the squadron were sent to search, but found no trace of the aircraft.

References
MAG 32 War Diary page 3 via Marc Matzer

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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