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USS Wasp CV-18

Pilot  Ensign Ralph S. Webber, O-337154 USNR (MIA / KIA) WI
MIA  March 25, 1945

Aircraft History
Built by Grumman. Assigned to the U. S. Navy (USN) as F6F-3 Hellcat bureau number unknown.

Wartime History
Assigned to USS Wasp CV-18 to Fighting Squadron 86 (VF-86). No known nickname or nose art.

Mission History
On March 25, 1945 took off from USS Wasp CV-18 on a mission against Yap. This aircraft was lost due to bad weather. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).

Webber was officially declared dead on March 26, 1946. He is memorialized on the tablets of the missing at Manila American Cemetery.

USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List March 1945 does not list this loss, possibly F6F Hellcat 72370
American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) - Ralph S. Webber
FindAGrave - Ens Ralph S Webber

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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