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  TDR-1 Drone "Edna III"   Tail Number 882

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July 12, 1944

Aircraft History
Built by Interstate at DeKalb, Illinois during late 1943-1944. Assigned to the US Navy to STAG-1 with tail number 882. Nicknamed "Edna III".

Mission History
On July 30, 1944 took off from Banika Field (North Field) in the Russell Islands. Guided by an SBD Dauntless "mother" ship. Flown over western Guadalcanal and successfully crashed into the Yamazuki Maru as a test. The test was documented by a 16mm camera positioned nearby.

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January 31, 2018


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