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  TBF-1 Avenger Bureau Number 24071  
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USS Princeton
VC-23

Pilot  Lt(jg) Charles C. Dyer, O-98145 (MIA / KIA) WA
Crew  AOM2C Richard G. Reinertson, 3006581 (MIA / KIA) IL
Crew  ARM2C James E. Nutt, Jr., 6120564 (MIA / KIA) OH

MIA  November 2, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Grumman. Assigned to the USS Princeton to VC-23. No known nickname, nose art or squadron number.

Mission History
Took off from USS Princeton, on a strike against Buka Airfield and Bonis Airfield. Failed to return and declared missing in action.

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

References
Thanks to Ted Darcy for additional crew details

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Last Updated
January 5, 2018

 

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