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Old 8th June 2015, 14:34
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Exclamation F6F 42782

F6F 42782

according to database http://www.chinalakealumni.org/Accidents.htm this aircaft was involved in a accident in June 1944 while part of CASU-6.

Ditched during carrier qualifications Sep 30, 1944 125 mi SE of Nantucket Island.
http://lostaircraft.com/database.php...changeset_id=0
Located by submarine *Alvin* Sep 24, 1968.

Note on 30 Sept 1944 ditching the pilot is reported to have survived. https://www.whoi.edu/page.do?pid=10737

Note By the way a picture of the aircraft was shown in a National Geographic article on "Alvin" giving the plane nUmber as well
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Old 8th June 2015, 21:05
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Re: F6F 42782

The accident at NAF Inyokern on 22 July 1944 left 42782 with a buckled fuselage and it was stricken at the end of the month. The identity of the aircraft lost off the east coast on 30 September 1944 must therefore remain a mystery.
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