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  SOC-1 Seagull Bureau Number 1184  
USS Cleveland

Pilot  Ensign Donald Allison (rescued)
Gunner  Y3C Willis A. Barber (rescued)

Crashed  June 16, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Curtiss-Wright. The SOC-3 design was the basis of the Naval Aircraft Factory SON-1 variant. The NAF delivered 64 aircraft from 1940. Assigned to the USS Cleveland (CL-55).

Mission History
Sunk in Havana Harbor, when it hit a launch during landing. Both crew members were rescued.

Thanks to Ted Darcy for additional information
USN / USMC loss list incorrectly states this aricraft was lost over the Shortlands

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Last Updated
June 29, 2019


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