Date of Incident01/22/1945
ConflictWorld War II 1941-1945
UnitTorpedo Bomber 4 (VT 4), USS Essex (CV 9)
StatusMissing in Action
"...The plane made a low run on KIKAI airstrip, probably under 1,000 feet, and as the plane retired, it was seen burning. Plane continued low across island and appeared to be gliding for a water landing but crashed and sank immediately..."
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