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|Captain Lt(jg) Craig C. Smith
Crew Ensign John F. Daley (WIA / KIA)
Gunner GM1C Thomas M. Ross, 3828119 (MIA / KIA) CA
Engine Room MoMM2 Bertis I. Paul (KIA)
At 7:40am three F4U Corsairs from VMF-214 "The Black Sheep" flying from Munda Airfield spotted the three PT-Boats, and swooped down to investigate. The PT Boat a recognition flare. Two of the F4Us waggled wings in recognition, but F4U piloted by Robert Alexander opened fire, hitting the stern of this boat. The three PT boats returned fire, and shot down the Corsair. The wounded crew from this boat were evacuated aboard PT-124.
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