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BuNo Criteria: 71441
Data last updated: Tue Mar 15 09:36:28 2016
70914 ... 71462 (EXACT MATCH)
Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat
Model G-50
70919 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
70948 (VF-83) struck stack of carrier while on carrier qualification landing Oct 9, 1944.
Broke into two, struck the water, and sank.  Pilot not recovered.
70961 (VF-22) lost off deck of USS Cowpens (CVL-25) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
70962 (VF-80) lost Tokyo Feb 16, 1945.
71033 (VMF-255) went missing Sept 2, 1945 on cross-country
flight from MCAS Mojave, CA.  Wreck found Jun 13, 1957.  Pilot killed.
71059 (VF-28) lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
71065 with VF-80/CVG80 USS Ticonderoga Nov 1944.  Lost Formosa Jan 3, 1945
71077 (VF-3) horizontal stabilizer failed, spun into water and sank Oct 28, 1944, killing
the pilot.
71128 bought by Uruguayan Naval Aviation / Aviación Naval Uruguaya. Refurbished by Cobell Industries and delivered 1952. 
Ferried to Fort Worth, TX, departing Mar 28, 1952 from the Uruguyuan Naval Base at Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo 
International Airport, Punta del Este, Uruguay, arriving Apr 22, 1952.
71158 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
71163/71237 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JX740/JX814
71176 (JX753) SOC at trincomalee sometime after Jun 27, 1945.
71180 (JX757) failed to return to HMS Indomitable from mission to Songei Gerong
oil refinery, Palembang Jan 19, 1945.  Pilot MIA, presumed killed.
71181 (JX758) failed to catch wire while landing on HMS Indomitable during night
deck landing mission Feb 27, 1945, went through barrier and over
port side into sea.
71192 (JX769) during ferry flight from France to India, took off from
Staging Post H.3 in Iran Apr 3,1 945.  Attempted to beat up
airfield but dove into ground from 500 feet.  Pilot killed.
71196 (JX773).  Collided with Baltimore FA615 (41-28197) while carrying out
approach to Jiwani in duststorm Apr 6, 1945 and bellylanded.  Pilot
slightly hurt, but aircraft was w/o.
71237 (JX814) shot down by friendly flak while chasing Japanese aircraft
which made pre-dawn attack on British flled Apr 13, 1945.  Pilot killed.
71271 ditched during combat patrol off Saratoga CV-3 Sept 5, 1945.
71312 disappeared after entering cloud bank over Oahu Aug 21, 1945.  Aircraft found Sep 26, 1945 in Ko'olau
mountains.  Pilot killed.
71356 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
71399 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
71406 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
71458 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944

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