F6F-3 Hellcat   Bureau Number   08979        


 Pilot  Lt(jg) Samuel Joseph Bertuzzi (rescued)
 Lost  September 14, 1943

Aircraft History
Built by Grumman.

Mission History
Took off from Munda Airfield, this Hellcat was lost during an escort mission and figher sweep over Kahilli Airfield and Ballale Airfield.

This Hellcat was lost (unclear if pilot bailed out or ditched, or location). Pilot was rescued (details unknown).

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Last Updated
October 1, 2009

This page "mirrored" on December 13 because so many pages disappear from the web - Russ.

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