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Justin Taylan 2006

Aircraft History
Built by Interstate at DeKalb, Illinois during late 1943-1944. Assigned to the U. S. Navy (USN) as TDR-1 Attack Drone. Assigned to Special Task Air Group 1 (STAG-1). No known number or markings.

Mission History
On October 26, 1944 one of two TDR drones that took off from Stirling Airfield in the Treasury Islands on a mission to attack the old German light house at Cape St. George. This drone missed the target and crashed into the nearby ridge.

According to locals, the aluminum wreckage was scrapped at some point after the war. Only the two engines remain plus other wreckage including the engine mounts, bits of aluminum and wiring harnesses.

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Last Updated
November 14, 2018


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