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Old 26th December 2013, 20:53
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First American citizens killed in WW2

When Akagi's fighters flew around Barber's Point on that fateful 7 December 1941, they met on their way three civil light airplanes:
– one was an Interstate Cadet flown by Miss Cornelia Fort, who broke away to safety.
– one was a Piper Cub of K-T Flying Service, which was shot down (Robert Tyce, the instructor, was killed, but his pupil, M. F. Poston, parachuted).
– the third one was another Cub from the same company, which was reported missing.
Do aynone know the names of the crew?

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Old 26th December 2013, 21:06
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Re: First American citizens killed in WW2

They could not be the first American citizens killed in WW2, I guess you actually means pacific war, the first American citizens killed in WW2 were aboard SS Athenia when she was torpedoed by U-30 on September 3rd, 1939
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Re: First American citizens killed in WW2

http://www.historynet.com/first-plan...n-at-pearl.htm
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Old 27th December 2013, 04:29
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Fabulous internet!
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(@ mars: sorry for the confusion)
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Re: First American citizens killed in WW2

Very interesting page indeed!

Lots of new info, even giving the civil regs on the aircraft involved!!

One question, did the Japanese make formal claims for these civil aircraft they shot down?

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Re: First American citizens killed in WW2

PO1c Yamamoto Akira from Kaga claimed one training aircraft and PO1c's Hirano and Iwama from Akagi shared a second.
These are the two civilian machines brought down.
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Re: First American citizens killed in WW2

Great Chris

Thanks a lot. Very much appreciated!!

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Re: First American citizens killed in WW2

http://www.j-aircraft.org/smf/index....;boardseen#new
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Re: First American citizens killed in WW2

Interesting. Would you consider the three crewman of the USS Panay, killed in action during a "unintentional" Japanese Navy dive-bombing attack along the Yangzte Rivier in 1937, as the first KIA?

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Lt Robert Short KIA 1932
http://rtdouse.com/Robert_Short-American_Hero.html
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