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USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
|Pilot Lt(jg) William C. Henwood (rescued) Dunmore, PA
Ditched May 8, 1945
Built by Grumman in Bethpage, New York. Assigned to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F6F-5N Hellcat bureau number 72024.
Assigned to USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) to Fighting Squadron 49 (VF-49) "Forty-Niners". No known nickname or nose art.
On May 8, 1945 took off from USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) piloted by Lt(jg) William C. Henwood and ditched off Ulithi.
Henwood was rescued and returned to duty aboard USS San Jacinto (CVL-30). Later, on August 13, 1945 Henwood ditched F6F-5 Hellcat 78006 and was again rescued.
Henwood passed away August 15, 1986. He was cremated and his ashes scattered.
Navy Serial Number Search Results - F6F-5N Hellcat 72024
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List May 1945 - F6F Hellcat 72024
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May 5, 2020
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