Built by Interstate at DeKalb, Illinois during late 1943-1944.
Assigned to the US Navy to STAG-1.
Took off from Green
Island (Nissan) on one of the October 1944 missions against Rabaul. This drone crashed into jungle near Lakunai Airfield and the bomb did not detonate.
The wreckage of this drone was known to locals. During 1966, Stephen Simpson visited the crash site. Nearby was its unexploded 2,000 lbs bomb. Later, locals set
fire to the wreckage, destroying it and blowing up the bomb, fearing
evil spirits from an airplane without a cockpit.
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January 9, 2018