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  F6F-5N Hellcat Bureau Number 72024  
USS San Jacinto (CVL-30)
USN c1945
Pilot  Lt(jg) William C. Henwood (rescued) Dunmore, PA
Ditched  May 8, 1945

Aircraft History
Built by Grumman in Bethpage, New York. Assigned to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F6F-5N Hellcat bureau number 72024.

Wartime History
Assigned to USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) to Fighting Squadron 49 (VF-49) "Forty-Niners". No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
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.

Wendy Henwood

Navy Serial Number Search Results - F6F-5N Hellcat 72024
USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List May 1945 - F6F Hellcat 72024

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Last Updated
May 5, 2020

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