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USS Princeton

Pilot  Ensign George A. Hahn (rescued)
MIA  November 2, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Grumman. Delivered to the U. S. Navy to the USS Princeton (CVL-23). Assigned to squadron VF-23. No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On November 2, 1943 took off from USS Princeton (CVL-23) on a mission over Buka Airfield and Bonis Airfield. On landing, this aircraft crashed into the barrier and was damaged. Pilot was unhurt. Afterwards, the aircraft was repaired. Ultimate fate unknown, likely scrapped or otherwise disappeared.

Thanks to Ted Darcy for additional information

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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