Took off on a dive bombing mission against Ballale. Shot down over the island, likely by anti-aircraft fire. Likely, SBD Dauntless 11002 or SBD Dauntless 35976.
Crash site includes tail hook, wing dive flaps
and sperry gyroscope.
Justin Taylan adds:
"I searched for this wreckage in 2003 and 2005 and was unable to find it. I
am sure it is still there, but its a portion of the island where there
is no GPS signal to get a firm waypoint."
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January 31, 2018