Info on PBY crash

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  1. JudyKM

    JudyKM New Member

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    Greetings! This is my first time EVER on one of these sites. I am putting together a scrapbook of my father's experiences in WWII.
    I have in my possession a telegram from the Navy Department informing my grandparents of a plane crash that my dad was in. It occurred on 18 February 1945. From the Cruise book of the squadron (VJ-13), I believe it was probably off Guadalcanal. The incident is not mentioned in the book. I believe the Pilot was killed. The remaining crew survived.

    How can I find out additional information about the crash? My brother remembers my dad talking about an "inquiry".

    Thank you very much.
     
  2. ccheese

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    Welcome to the site, Judy. Hope you take the time to look around. The
    folks on this site have a wealth of info, and are always willing to share, and
    may even do the leg-work for you. Good luck in your quest...

    Charles
     
  3. Airframes

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    Welcome from England, Judy, and I echo Charles.
     
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    Hi Judy,

    Welcome to the site. I would try here, a few pdfs to download and names and such to see if your Dad's name is listed. Should help confirm the squadron including history of the squadron

    Utility Squadron13
     
  5. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

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    Welcome Judy. You will find that Micdrow can find just about anything. Interesting site Micdrow, thanks.
     
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    :oops: If only that true, lots of stuff I cant find info on and your welcome Aaron :)
     
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