USN Overseas Aircraft Loss List October 1943

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DATE TYPE BUNO SQUADRON FROM DOWN AREA PILOT FATE
10/1/1943 PBY-5A 08047 VP-73
 
MOROCCO NW AFR LTJG FUCHS U
10/1/1943 SBD-5 10892 VC-31 USS CABOT (CVL-28)
 
NORLANT ENS J.H. BUSHNELL U
10/1/1943 F4U-1 02449 VMF-214 NEW HEBRIDES
 
SOPAC LT PRESTON P. WOLFE D
10/1/1943 PBY-5 08451 VP-14
 

 
SOPAC
 

 
10/1/1943 F6F-3 25913 VF-40
 

 
SOPAC
 

 
10/1/1943 SBD-5 28079 VC-40 GUADALCANAL ESPIRITU SANTO SOPAC
 

 
10/1/1943 SO3C-3 04237 CL-80 USS BILOXI (CL-80)
 
NORLANT
 

 
10/1/1943 F6F-3 09022 VF-12 USS SARATOGA (CV-3) NOUMEA SOPAC
 

 
10/1/1943 OS2N-1 01426 FAW-4 ATTU ALASKA NORPAC
 

 
10/2/1943 PBY-5A 33967 VP-72 KANEOHE HAWAII ECENPAC LT MCDANIEL S
10/2/1943 TBF-1 23958 ACV-23 USS BRETON (CVE-23)
 
SOPAC
 

 
10/2/1943 OS2U-2 2281 VS-61
 

 
SOPAC
 

 
10/2/1943 F4U-1 02329 VMF-214 NEW HEBRIDES
 
SOPAC MAJ JAMES K. DILL S
10/2/1943 OS2N-1 01450 VS-60 JAMAICA CUBA CENLANT
 

 
10/3/1943 F6F-3 08864 VF-31 USS CABOT (CVL-28)
 
NORLANT LTJG J.L. WIRTH S
10/3/1943 F4U-1 17473 VMF-221 VELLA LAVELLA
 
SOPAC 1STLT J.S. KOETSCH S
10/3/1943 F4U-1 02655 VMF-221 VELLA LAVELLA
 
SOPAC CAPT JOHN S. PAYNE S
10/4/1943 SBD-5 28537 VC-24 USS BELLEAU WOOD (CVL-24) WAKE WCENPAC LT K.P. SPEER U
10/4/1943 F4F-4 11852 VF-4 USS RANGER (CV-4) VESTFJORD NORLANT LTJG C.R. HOPSON S
10/4/1943 F4F-4 02054 ADVB-204 NOUMEA
 
SOPAC
 

 
10/4/1943 SBD-5 11011 VB-4 USS RANGER (CV-4) VESTFJORD NORLANT LTJG TUCKER U
10/4/1943 PBY-5A 33999 VP-43
 
ALASKA NORPAC LTJG C. ESSIG D
10/4/1943 SBD-5 28636 VB-4 USS RANGER (CV-4) VESTFJORD NORLANT LTJG DAVIS U
10/4/1943 TBF-1 06302 VT-4 USS RANGER (CV-4) VESTFJORD NORLANT LTJG J.H. PALMER M
10/5/1943 PBY-5 2424 VP-101
 

 
ECENPAC
 

 
10/5/1943 F6F-3 08853 VF-25 USS COWPENS (CVL-25) WAKE WCENPAC ENS A.G. MCILWAINE M
10/5/1943 F6F-3 25809 VF-25 USS COWPENS (CVL-25) WAKE WCENPAC ENS W.O. STANTON M
10/5/1943 PBY-5A 33965 MAG-13
 
TUTUILA SOPAC LT PAUL J. SAX D
10/5/1943 PBY-5 08407 VP-45
 
ATTU NORPAC
 

 
10/5/1943 F6F-3 25916 VF-25 USS COWPENS (CVL-25) WAKE WCENPAC ENS J.R. OGG S
10/5/1943 TBF-1 47535 VT-9 USS ESSEX (CV-9) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG G.C. HENRY S
10/5/1943 F6F-3 08828 VF-16 USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG R.G. JOHNSON M
10/5/1943 PBY-5 08326 VP-101
 

 
ECENPAC
 

 
10/5/1943 SBD-4 10359 VS-57 NOUMEA
 
SOPAC
 

 
10/5/1943 F6F-3 25917 VF-24 USS BELLEAU WOOD (CVL-24) WAKE WCENPAC ENS E.J. PHILLIPS M
10/5/1943 TBF-1 23964 VT-5 USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) WAKE WCENPAC LT WILLIAM J. RUEFLE S
10/5/1943 SBD-5 28128 VB-5 USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG JOEL W. ESHOO U
10/5/1943 F6F-3 04847 VF-5 USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG SATTERFIELD S
10/6/1943 F6F-3 04896 VF-25 USS COWPENS (CVL-25) WAKE WCENPAC ENS ORSON H. THOMAS M
10/6/1943 F6F-3 25924 VF-24 USS BELLEAU WOOD (CVL-24) WAKE WCENPAC
 

 
10/6/1943 F6F-3 01845 VF-25 USS COWPENS (CVL-25) WAKE WCENPAC LT HAROLD J. KICKER M
10/6/1943 F6F-3 01781 VF-25 USS COWPENS (CVL-25) WAKE WCENPAC LCDR MARK A. GRANT S
10/6/1943 F6F-3 08904 VF-25 USS COWPENS (CVL-25) WAKE WCENPAC ENS E.R. ARMS D
10/6/1943 F6F-3 08977 VF-25 USS COWPENS (CVL-25) WAKE WCENPAC ENS C.N. SEAVER S
10/6/1943 F6F-3 08914 VF-16 USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG W.M. REITER M
10/6/1943 F6F-3 08849 VF-6 USS INDEPENDENCE (CVL-22) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG E.S. MENDENHALL S
10/6/1943 SBD-4 06948 VB-9 USS ESSEX (CV-9) WAKE WCENPAC
 

 
10/6/1943 SBD-4 10435 VB-9 USS ESSEX (CV-9) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG FRITH U
10/6/1943 SBD-5 28185 VB-16 USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG W.E. MCCARTHY U
10/6/1943 F6F-3 25936 VF-9 USS ESSEX (CV-9) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG R.M. MCCANN M
10/6/1943 SBD-5 28536 VB-9 USS ESSEX (CV-9) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG E.C. KIDD U
10/6/1943 F6F-3 04871 VF-5 USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) WAKE WCENPAC ENS M.H. TYLER D
10/6/1943 SBD-5 28328 VB-5 USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG R.M. GREGG U
10/6/1943 F6F-3 04860 VF-5 USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG T.D. CROW M
10/6/1943 SBD-5 28085 VB-5 USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) WAKE WCENPAC LTJG R. BYRON U
10/6/1943 F6F-3 26032 VF-5 USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) WAKE WCENPAC ENS J.R. BOIUS D
10/7/1943 TBF-1 23867 VC-31 USS CABOT (CVL-28)
 
NORLANT
 

 
10/7/1943 SBD-4 06988 VMSB-141
 

 
SOPAC LT KRUER U
10/8/1943 PBY-5A 08113 FAW-4 ADAK ALASKA NORPAC LT JOLLY S
10/8/1943 F6F-3 26000 VF-33 USS BRETON (CVE-23)
 
SOPAC
 

 
10/9/1943 F4F-4 12106 VF-4 USS RANGER (CV-4) SCAPA FLOW NORLANT
 

 
10/9/1943 PV-1 33092 VB-127 PORT LYAUTEY MOROCCO NW AFR LT L.M. WEBB S
10/9/1943 FM-1 15505 VC-1
 

 
NORLANT
 

 
10/9/1943 F4F-4 11955 VF-4 USS RANGER (CV-4) SCAPA FLOW NORLANT
 

 
10/10/1943 F4F-4 11933 VMF-111
 

 
SOPAC
 

 
10/10/1943 TBF-1 06481 VMTB-233
 
BOUGAINVILLE SOPAC LT ROMANUS MCCOLE S
10/10/1943 TBF-1 24019 VT-8 USS INTREPID (CV-11) CARIBBEAN CENLANT
 

 
10/10/1943 SOC-1 9866 CA-35 USS INDIANAPOLIS (CA-35) ENR PEARL WCENPAC
 

 
10/10/1943 SBD-5 28385 VB-5 USS YORKTOWN (CV-10) HAWAII ECENPAC
 

 
10/11/1943 SBD-5 28199 VMSB-244
 
GUADALCANAL SOPAC LT MURRAY U
10/11/1943 SBD-4 10615 VMSB-236
 
GUADALCANAL SOPAC CAPT AMOS BELMAP U
10/11/1943 SBD-4 06846 VMSB-236
 
GUADALCANAL SOPAC MAJ FRED W. LANE, JR. U
10/11/1943 PBY-5 08328 VP-11 USS SAN PABLO (AVP-30) JENKINS BAY SOPAC LTJG THOMAS L. HINE S
10/11/1943 F4U-1 17493 VMF-311 USS NASSAU (CVE-16) SAMOA SOPAC LT WM STANLEY ROBSON, JR. D
10/11/1943 TBF-1 00492 MAG-21 EFATE GUADALCANAL SOPAC LT R.S. MCCALL S
10/11/1943 TBF-1 23880 VT-4 USS RANGER (CV-4) OFF ICELAND NORLANT LT H.W. MCMILLIAM S
10/11/1943 PV-1 33410 VB-141 CURACAO
 
CENLANT
 

 
10/11/1943 PV-1 33307 VB-140 GUADALCANAL GUADALCANAL SOPAC LTJG ANTHONY S. BREWER M
10/12/1943 F6F-3 08876 VF-12 USS SARATOGA (CV-3) NOUMEA SOPAC
 

 
10/12/1943 F6F-3 08982 VF-12 USS SARATOGA (CV-3) NOUMEA SOPAC
 

 
10/12/1943 F4U-1 17522 VMF-224 USS NASSAU (CVE-16) SAMOA SOPAC LT ROBERT W. GRIFFITH S
10/12/1943 TBF-1C 24247 VC-29 USS SANTEE (CVE-29) ENR NORFOLK VA NORLANT
 

 
10/13/1943 PB4Y-1 32034 VB-111
 
ICELAND NORLANT LT DURANT M
10/13/1943 PB2Y-3 7146 VP-1 SALINAS ECUADOR CENPAC
 

 
10/13/1943 SOC-1 9988 CA-32 USS NEW ORLEANS (CA-32) WAKE WCENPAC
 

 
10/13/1943 F4U-1 17679 VMF-214 MUNDA
 
SOPAC LT V.G. RAY M
10/13/1943 SB2C-1 00095 VB-17 USS BUNKER HILL (CV-17)
 
ECENPAC
 

 
10/13/1943 TBF-1C 24421 VC-9 USS CARD (CVE-11)
 
NORLANT
 

 
10/14/1943 PBY-5 2415 VP-206 COCO SOLO
 
ECENPAC
 

 
10/14/1943 SBD-4 10437 VMSB-245 OAHU HAWAII ECENPAC LT JOHN H. MATHISON U
10/15/1943 F6F-3 04887 CASU-32 KAHULUI HAWAII ECENPAC
 

 
10/15/1943 F6F-3 08943 VF-16 USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) WAKE WCENPAC LT E.A. KRAFT S
10/15/1943 SBD-5 28303 VMSB-231
 
MIDWAY ECENPAC LT CLYDE VAN DUSEN U
10/15/1943 TBF-1C 24342 VMTB-232
 
NEW HEBRIDES SOPAC LT CLAIR V. BERDELL S
10/15/1943 SBD-4 06717 VMSB-132
 
HAWAII ECENPAC
 

 
10/15/1943 PB4Y-1 32052 VB-107 NATAL NATAL SOLANT LT LEONARD SHIRLEY S
10/16/1943 PV-1 29903 VB-125 CUBA CARIBBEAN CENLANT
 

 
10/16/1943 F6F-3 08953 VF-16 USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) ENR PEARL ECENPAC LTJG D.D. WHITMORE S
10/16/1943 SBD-5 10839 MAG-23 EWA HAWAII ECENPAC
 

 
10/16/1943 F4U-1 17844 VMF-214 BOUGAINVILLE
 
SOPAC 1STLT W.T. EMRICH S
10/16/1943 F4U-1 02265 2ND MAW
 
MUNDA SOPAC
 

 
10/17/1943 F4U-1 55889 VMF-214 MUNDA
 
SOPAC HARPER U
10/18/1943 F4U-1 17557 VMF-221 KAHILI
 
SOPAC 1STLT MILTON E. SCHNEIDER M
10/18/1943 PB2Y-3 7147 VP-207 PUERTO CASTILLA HONDURAS CENLANT LT ALAN G. OVERTON M
10/18/1943 SOC-1 9941 CA-31 USS AUGUSTA (CA-31) ENR EUROPE NORLANT
 

 
10/18/1943 F4U-1 17424 VMF-214 NEW HEBRIDES
 
SOPAC LT OLIVER K. MCMAHAN M
10/19/1943 PV-1 33200 VB-140 GUADALCANAL GUADALCANAL SOPAC LTJG P.C. KERN S
10/19/1943 TBF-1 06142 VT-16 USS LEXINGTON (CV-16) PEARL ECENPAC
 

 
10/19/1943 TBF-1 06114 VC-38
 
SOLOMONS SOPAC
 

 
10/19/1943 F6F-3 04898 VF-6 PEARL HAWAII ECENPAC
 

 
10/20/1943 F4U-1 02315 VMF-214 NEW HEBRIDES
 
SOPAC LT HERBERT HOLDEN, JR. S
10/20/1943 F6F-3 09020 VF-33 KAHILI
 
SOPAC LTJG T.C. CORWIN, JR. M
10/20/1943 F6F-3 26005 VF-33 KAHILI
 
SOPAC ENS STACEY S
10/20/1943 PB4Y-1 32102 VB-106 FUNAFUTI CANTON EMPIRE LT SAMUEL I. PATELLA M
10/20/1943 SBD-4 10620 VMSB-241
 

 
SOPAC LT JAMES T. HALL U
10/20/1943 F4U-1 50011 VMF-215
 

 
SOPAC LT PETIT M
10/21/1943 F6F-3 09021 VF-33 BOUGAINVILLE
 
SOPAC ENS HARRY A. CANTRELL M
10/21/1943 F4U-1 55786 VMF-422 MIDWAY
 
ECENPAC
 

 
10/21/1943 F4F-4 02129 VF-29 USS SANTEE (CVE-29) OFF NORFOLK CENLANT
 

 
10/22/1943 TBF-1 47533 VC-35
 

 
ECENPAC
 

 
10/22/1943 PB4Y-1 63917 VB-105 BAY OF BISCAY
 
EUROPE LT T.R. EVERT M
10/22/1943 PV-1 33134 VB-131 BRITISH GUYANA CONAKY FIELD SOLANT LT PEEVEY S
10/22/1943 F4U-1 02608 VMF-214 NEW HEBRIDES
 
SOPAC LT WAYLAND E. BENNETT D
10/22/1943 TBF-1 47592 VMTB-232
 
BOUGAINVILLE SOPAC LT LOACH S
10/22/1943 F4U-1 17542 VMF-222 MUNDA
 
SOPAC
 

 
10/22/1943 SBD-4 10562 VS-58
 
NEW HEBRIDES SOPAC LT MARVIN GREENBERG U
10/22/1943 F6F-3 25997 VF-40 SEGI
 
SOPAC ENS R.B. CARMICHAEL S
10/22/1943 F4U-1 56082 VMF-215
 

 
SOPAC LT DUVAL S
10/23/1943 F6F-3 25955 VF-1 KANEOHE HAWAII ECENPAC
 

 
10/23/1943 PB4Y-1 63915 VB-105 DUNKESWELL DUNKESWELL ENGLAND LT J.C. HILLMAN D
10/23/1943 SBD-5 10914 VC-38
 
SOLOMONS SOPAC
 

 
10/23/1943 SBD-4 06763 VMSB-244
 
GUADALCANAL SOPAC
 

 
10/23/1943 SBD-3
 
VC-38
 
SOLOMONS SOPAC
 

 
10/23/1943 SBD-3
 
VC-38
 
SOLOMONS SOPAC LTJG J.C. NASON U
10/23/1943 SBD-4 10460 VS-53 PEARL HAWAII ECENPAC
 

 
10/24/1943 F6F-3 25899 VF-8 USS INTREPID (CV-11) BERMUDA NORLANT
 

 
10/24/1943 OS2U-3 5691 BB-58 USS INDIANA (BB-58) ENR PEARL WCENPAC
 

 
10/24/1943 TBF-1 23963 VC-22 USS INDEPENDENCE (CVL-22) PEARL ECENPAC LTJG W.M. COMAGYA S
10/25/1943 PBM-3C 6621 VP-212
 

 
NORLANT
 

 
10/25/1943 SB2C-1 00138 VB-17 USS BUNKER HILL (CV-17)
 
WCENPAC
 

 
10/25/1943 PV-1 29736 VB-125 CUBA CARIBBEAN CENLANT
 

 
10/25/1943 SNJ-4 27607 FAW-11
 

 
NORLANT
 

 
10/26/1943 OS2N-1 01503 BB-43 USS TENNESSEE (BB-43)
 
WCENPAC
 

 
10/26/1943 SBD-4 06715 VMSB-236
 
NEW HEBRIDES SOPAC
 

 
10/26/1943 F4U-1 17889 VMF-113 OAHU HAWAII ECENPAC LT ROBERT S. HUTCHINSON S
10/26/1943 TBF-1 06416 VMTB-232
 
KAHILI SOPAC LT PHILLIP FIELD M
10/26/1943 PV-1 29835 VB-125 CUBA CARIBBEAN CENLANT
 

 
10/26/1943 F6F-3 08800 VF-1 KANEOHE HAWAII ECENPAC
 

 
10/26/1943 PBY-5 2447 VP-101
 
NEW GUINEA SW PAC LT E.B. GRAFF D
10/26/1943 FM-2 47373 VC-9 USS CARD (CVE-11)
 
NORLANT ENS D.J. STEWART M
10/27/1943 SBD-4 06725 VS-69 PEARL HAWAII ECENPAC
 

 
10/27/1943 TBF-1 23881 VC-22 USS INDEPENDENCE (CVL-22) PEARL ECENPAC ENS J.S. BEHRENS M
10/27/1943 JRF-1A 1679 NAS PALMYRA
 
ECENPAC
 

 
10/27/1943 SBD-5 10966 VMSB-236
 
NEW HEBRIDES SOPAC LT C.C. WOLFE U
10/28/1943 PV-1 33209 VB-138 RUSSELLS
 
SOPAC LTJG G.E. MITCHELL S
10/28/1943 TBF-1 06475 VMTB-233
 
BOUGAINVILLE SOPAC LTJG DOUGLAS B. LAPIERRE S
10/28/1943 TBF-1 06118 VC-38
 
BOUGAINVILLE SOPAC LTJG H.W. WILSON D
10/28/1943 F4U-1 17513 VMF-215 VELLA LAVELLA
 
SOPAC LT KNIGHT S
10/29/1943 TBF-1 06436 VC-60 USS SUWANNEE (CVE-27) PEARL ECENPAC
 

 
10/30/1943 SBD-5 29095 VMSB-341
 
TUTUILA SOPAC LT LOUIS F. ZIMMERMAN D
10/30/1943 OS2N-1 01248 BB-55 USS NORTH CAROLINA (BB-55)
 
WCENPAC
 

 
10/30/1943 F4U-1 17462 VMF-212 VELLA LAVELLA
 
SOPAC LT JACOBSON M
10/30/1943 F4U-1 02309 VMF-212 VELLA LAVELLA
 
SOPAC CAPT POSKE S
10/31/1943 F6F-3 66176 VF-30 PEARL HAWAII ECENPAC
 

 
10/31/1943 TBF-1 00612 VT-9 USS ESSEX (CV-9) WAKE WCENPAC LT A.C. WHIPPLE S
10/31/1943 PV-1 29820 VMF(N)-531 USS SAVO ISLAND (CVE-78) BARAKOMA SOPAC
 

 
10/31/1943 TBF-1 24062 VC-60 USS SUWANNEE (CVE-27) PEARL ECENPAC
 

 
10/31/1943 SBD-5 28135 VB-1 HILO HAWAII ECENPAC
 

 

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