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|Pilot Flight Lieutenant Bruce Stafford Hay, 413846 (MIA / KIA) Wellington, NZ
MIA January 15, 1945
Returning, the formation encountered bad weather. While flying at low altitude through a tropical storm, this Corsair suffered a midair collision with Corsair NZ5423 causing both to crash into the sea. Soon afterwards Corsair NZ5412 also crashed, possibly due to hitting debris from the aircraft that collided. When it failed to return it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA). This aircraft was officially written off at Green Island.
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