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|Pilot 2nd Lt. Ellis E. Matheson, O-013680 (MIA / KIA) Fairmount, ND
Radio ? (MIA / KIA)
Gunner ? (MIA / KIA)
MIA March 21, 1943
Built by Grumman as Model G-40. Constructors Number 4024. Delivered to the United States Navy (USN) as TBF-1 Avenger bureau number 06091.
Assigned to the U. S. Marine Corps (USMC) to Marine Air Wing 1 (MAW-1), Marine Air Group 12 (MAG-12), Marine Scout Bomber Squadron 143 (VMSB-143) "Rocket Raiders". No known nickname, nose art or markings.
On March 21, 1943 took off from Henderson Field on Guadalcanal piloted by 2nd Lt. Matheson on a bombing mission against Kahili Airfield (Buin) on southern Bougainville. When this aircraft failed to return it was officially listed as Missing In Action (MIA).
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