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  TBF-1C Avenger Bureau Number 47748  
USMC
MAG-11
VMTB-143

Pilot  1st Lt. Dan Regis Meulpolder, O-023237 (MIA / KIA) Pella, IA
Gunner  Pfc James Westley Raun, 490972 (MIA / KIA) Oakland, CA

Crashed  January 29, 1944

Mission History
Took off from Munda Airfield on a mission against Tobera Airfield.

Memorials
Officially declared dead the day of the mission, both crew are memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

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January 5, 2018

 

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