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|Pilot 2nd Lt. John W. Zuber (rescued)
Gunner Cpl. Duane L. Rhodes (rescued)
Ditched September 20, 1942
Built by Douglas at El Segundo. Constructors Number 1114. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as SBD-3 Dauntless bureau number 03294.
Assigned to the United States Marine Corps (USMC) to squadron VMSB-231 "Ace of Spades". This aircraft had no known nickname or nose art.
On September 20, 1942 took off piloted by 2nd Lt. John W. Zuber on a mission. This SBD ditched into Lake Tegano on eastern Rennell Island. Also ditched was SBD-3 Dauntless 03293.
Fates of the Crew
Both crew survived unhurt.
On September 24, 1942 PBY Catalina from VP-91 rescued both crew plus gunner Thiessen from SBD Dauntless 03293.
Thanks to Jim Sawruk for additional information.
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March 3, 2021
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