US Navy and US Marine Corps BuNos

Third Series (70188 to 80258)


Last revised August 9, 2014


70188			Grumman XF6F-6 Hellcat
70189/70912		Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat
				Model G-50
				70196 (USS Hancock) lost at sea Oct 19, 1944 S of Balesin Island, Philippines while returning
					from rescue mission.
				70222 on civil registry as N1078Z with Commemorative Air Force.  Airworthy May 2009. 
				70238/70287 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JW723/JW772
					70238 (JW723) SOC at Trincomalee during 1945.
					70253 (JW738) struck rounddown while landing on HMS Ameer Feb 26, 1945,
						tail broke off and aircraft went over port side into sea.  Pilot rescued.
					70261 (JW746) collided with Hellcat JV307 (BuNo 69997) and crashed into sea
						off Robben Island during gunner practice Nov 10, 1944.  Pilot killed.
						JV307 landed safely.
					70266 (JW751) swung on takeoff from unspecified airfield Dec 27, 1944, struck tree,
						stalled, and crashed.  Pilot survived.
					70275 (JW760) went over side into sea while landing on HMS Ameer Jan 4, 1945.
						Pilot rescued.
				70290 (VF-28) lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				70382 (VF-28) lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				70380 (VF-80) lost Manila Nov 5, 1944.
				70387 to French Navy
				70394 (VF-7, USS Hancock) destroyed by fire during carrier landing after belly tank detached
					and slid forward, striking propeller and erupted into falmes.  Pilot killed.
				70399 (VF-80) lost Manila Nov 5, 1944.
				70434 (VF-11, USS Hornet) stalled and crashed into water after takeoff Oct 27, 1944.
					Pilot did emerge from the cockpit and was seen struggling in the water, but was never recovered.
				70463/70474 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JW773/JW784
					70468 (JW778) took off from HMS Ruler with prop in coarse pitch May 23, 1945 and
						dove into sea.  Pilot killed.
					70470 (JW780) suffered engine fire and ditched while attempting to land on
						HMS Ruler Dec 30, 1944.  Pilot rescued.
				70475/70512 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JW857/JW894
					70480 (JW862) shot down by own fleet's flak while returning to HMS
						Indomitable after combat Apr 12, 1945.  Pilot killed.
					70483 (JW865) SOC at Trincomalee sometime after Apr 20, 1945
					70486 (JW868) crashed in flames at Medan, Sumatra Jun 20, 1945 after tail was
						shot off by enemy flak during attack on airfield.  Pilot KIA.
					70494 (JW876) ditched at sea while enroute from Colombo to HMS Speater
						Feb 3, 1945.  Pilot rescued.
					70496 (JW878) SOC at Trincomalee after Jul 15, 1945.
					70497 (JW879) took off from disused runway at RNAS Eglinton, Northern Ireland
						despite red light from control tower Apr 10, 1945, then made steep turn and
						sideslipped into ground near airfield, killing a 12-year old boy on the 
						ground.  Pilot subsequently died of injuries.
					70506 (JW888) made fast approach to HMS Speaker Feb 16, 1945 and struck rounddown
						and crashed into sea.  Pilot rescued.
					70512 (JW894) spun into Red Sea during fighter tactics exercise Jan 25, 1945.
						Pilot killed.
				70519 (CASU-27) collided with F6F-3 BuNo 70826 near Norwich, CT during night training
					mission Oct 19, 1944.  Both pilots killed.
				70533 (VF-11, USS Hornet) w/o Oct 27, 1944.  Report says only that it was demolished, 
					military necessity.
				70540 crashed near gunnery target at Holtville, CA Nov 21, 1945
				70613 (VF-28) lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				70627 (VF-80) DBR on landing Jan 9, 1945.
				70657 (VF-28) lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				70677 (VF-80) surveyed Manila Nov 14, 1944
				70688/70692 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JW895/JW899
				70693/70762 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JX670/JX739
					70696 (JX673) flew into lagoon during low level exercise from Puttalam
						Mar 13, 1945.  Pilot unhurt.
					70700 (JX677) swung to port and went overboard into sea during takeoff from
						HMS Ameer Jul 5, 1945.  Pilot killed.
					70701 (JX678) lost height and ditched alongside HMS Empress Sep 8, 1945.
						Pilot rescued by HMS Saumarez
					70703 (JX680) struck by flak during shipping strike mission from HMS
						Ameer Jul 7, 1945.  Caught fire and dove into sea.  Pilot killed.
					70706 (JX683) crashed 10 mi W of Port Dickson, Malaya Apr 2, 1945 following
						engine fire.  Pilot bailed out safely but became POW and was subsequently
						beheaded.
					70709 (JX686) noted on dump at 312 Maintenance Unit, Cochin Aug 1946
					70715 (JX692) SOC at Trincomalee sometime after Jul 11, 1945.
					70717 (JX694) stalled, crashed ,and burned out after erratic takeoff from 
						Trincomalee Jul 16, 1945.  Pilot bailed out at too low an altitude and was
						killed.
					70726 (JX703) while attacking Dhung Song railway junction Jul 26, 1945, struck
						locomotive during low-level strafing run, caught fire and crashed into
						clump of palm trees.  Pilot killed.
					70737 (JX714) SOC at Trincomalee sometime after Jul 11, 1945.
					70752 (JX729) struck trees while flying from HMS Ameer Jul 6, 1945 and
						crashed after pilot bailed out.
					70756 (JX733) swung to port and went overboard into sea during takeoff from
						HMS Emperor May 11, 1945.  Pilot rescued by HMS Royalist
					70759 (JX736) SOCat Trincomalee sometime after Aug 24, 1945.  Was offloaded there
						after struck rounddown on HMS Khedive that day, hook broke off, went
						through barriers and overturned on forward lift.
				70768 bought by Uruguayan Naval Aviation / Aviación Naval Uruguaya. Refurbished by Cobell Industries and delivered 1952. 
					Ferried to Fort Worth, TX, departing Mar 28, 1952 from the Uruguyuan Naval Base at Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo 
					International Airport, Punta del Este, Uruguay, arriving Apr 22, 1952.
				70795 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				70817 (VF-28) lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				70826 collided with 70519 near Norwich, CT during night training mission
					Oct 19, 1944.  Both pilots killed.
70913			Grumman XF6F-6 Hellcat
				Model G-50
70914/71462		Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat
				Model G-50
				70919 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				70948 (VF-83) struck stack of carrier while on carrier qualification landing Oct 9, 1944.
					Broke into two, struck the water, and sank.  Pilot not recovered.
				70961 (VF-22) lost off deck of USS Cowpens (CVL-25) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				70962 (VF-80) lost Tokyo Feb 16, 1945.
				71033 (VMF-255) went missing Sept 2, 1945 on cross-country
					flight from MCAS Mojave, CA.  Wreck found Jun 13, 1957.  Pilot killed.
				71059 (VF-28) lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71065 lost Formosa Jan 3, 1945
				71077 (VF-3) horizontal stabilizer failed, spun into water and sank Oct 28, 1944, killing
					the pilot.
				71128 bought by Uruguayan Naval Aviation / Aviación Naval Uruguaya. Refurbished by Cobell Industries and delivered 1952. 
					Ferried to Fort Worth, TX, departing Mar 28, 1952 from the Uruguyuan Naval Base at Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo 
					International Airport, Punta del Este, Uruguay, arriving Apr 22, 1952.
				71158 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71163/71237 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JX740/JX814
					71176 (JX753) SOC at trincomalee sometime after Jun 27, 1945.
					71180 (JX757) failed to return to HMS Indomitable from mission to Songei Gerong
						oil refinery, Palembang Jan 19, 1945.  Pilot MIA, presumed killed.
					71181 (JX758) failed to catch wire while landing on HMS Indomitable during night
						deck landing mission Feb 27, 1945, went through barrier and over
						port side into sea.
					71192 (JX769) during ferry flight from France to India, took off from
						Staging Post H.3 in Iran Apr 3,1 945.  Attempted to beat up
						airfield but dove into ground from 500 feet.  Pilot killed.
					71196 (JX773).  Collided with Baltimore FA615 (41-28197) while carrying out
						approach to Jiwani in duststorm Apr 6, 1945 and bellylanded.  Pilot
						slightly hurt, but aircraft was w/o.
					71237 (JX814) shot down by friendly flak while chasing Japanese aircraft
						which made pre-dawn attack on British flled Apr 13, 1945.  Pilot killed.
				71271 ditched during combat patrol off Saratoga CV-3 Sept 5, 1945.
				71312 disappeared after entering cloud bank over Oahu Aug 21, 1945.  Aircraft found Sep 26, 1945 in Ko'olau
					mountains.  Pilot killed.
				71356 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71399 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71406 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71458 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
71463/72991		Grumman F6F-5N Hellcat	
				71465 (VF-80) lost Luzon Jan 7, 1945.
				71480 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71490 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71496 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71501 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71525 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71533 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71540 bought by Uruguayan Naval Aviation / Aviación Naval Uruguaya. Refurbished by Cobell Industries and delivered 1952. 
					Ferried to Fort Worth, TX, departing Mar 28, 1952 from the Uruguyuan Naval Base at Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo 
					International Airport, Punta del Este, Uruguay, arriving Apr 22, 1952.
				71569 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71584 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71619 crashed at Oakham, MA Apr 19, 1945.
				71622 bought by Uruguayan Naval Aviation / Aviación Naval Uruguaya. Refurbished by Cobell Industries and delivered 1952. 
					Ferried to Fort Worth, TX, departing Mar 28, 1952 from the Uruguyuan Naval Base at Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo 
					International Airport, Punta del Este, Uruguay, arriving Apr 22, 1952.
				71632 (VF-80) surveyed at sea after landing Feb 21, 1945.
				71638/71712 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JX815/JX889
					71644 (JX821) dumped in sea off Australia from HMS Colossus Nov/Dec 1945.
					71645 (JX822) braked hard while taxying forward on HMS Premier during
						deck landing training Jul 22, 1945 and went over bows into sea.  Pilot rescued.
					71650 (JX827) SOC at Trincomaleee sometime after May 27, 1945.
					71651 (JX828) reduced to spares at 136 Maintenance Unit May 1945.
					71660 (JX837) SOC at Trincomalle sometime after Sep 11, 1945.
					71683 (JX860) SOC by Jan 1, 1946.  May well have been disposed of after Aug 8, 1945,
						when it drifted to port while landing on HMS Incomitable, caught the
						no. 6 wire and went over edge of flight deck into pom-pom position.
					71688 (JX865) reduced to spares at 136 Maintenance Unit May 1945.
					71692 (JX869) reported on dump at RNAS Gosport 1946.
					71707 (JX884) SOC by Jan 4, 1946.
				71727 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71740 bought by Uruguayan Naval Aviation / Aviación Naval Uruguaya. Refurbished by Cobell Industries and delivered 1952. 
					Ferried to Fort Worth, TX, departing Mar 28, 1952 from the Uruguyuan Naval Base at Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo 
					International Airport, Punta del Este, Uruguay, arriving Apr 22, 1952.
				71793 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71795 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71797 (VF-80) surveyed Luzon Dec 16, 1944.
				71813 (VF-80) lost Formosa Jan 15, 1945.
				71823 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71824 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71826 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71830 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71831 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71839 lost off deck of USS Cape Esperance (CVE-88) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71840 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71852 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71865 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71869 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71874 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71875 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71883 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71886 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71898 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71930 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71933 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71934 (F6F-5K) to China Lake Feb 1957
				71942 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				71975 lost off deck of USS Altamaha (CVE-18) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				72035 (VF-80) damaged Amami O-Shima Mar 1, 1945.
				72068 (F6F-5K) to China ALake May 1955.  SOC Mar 31, 1956
				72113/72187 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JX890/JX964
					72112 (JX899) delivered to RNAS Gosport for disposal May 29, 1946
					72136 (JX913) crashed into sea 40 mi off Cape of Good Hope during
						low-level navigation and landfall exercise Apr 25, 1945.  Pilot killed.
				72222 assigned to FASRON 104 at NAF Bermuda in 1947
				72230 (F6F-5K) to China Lake Nov 1953.  SOC Jun 14, 1957
				72233 (F6F-5K) to China Lake.  SOC Jun 14, 1957
				72249 (VF-80) lsot Amami-O-Shima Mar 1,1 945.
				72259 (VF-80) damaged Mar 1, 1945, Amami-O-Shima
				72358 (F6F-5K) to NAMTC, China Lake.  SOC Dec 14, 1950
				72501 collided with 79840 near Lebec, CA Dec 22, 1947. 
				72512 (F6F-5K) to China Lake, SOC sep 13, 1956			
				72536 (VF-94) hard landing in rough seas Sept 3, 1945.
				72554 (VF-80) lost Tokyo Feb 16, 1945
				72627 (F6F-5K) to NOTS, China Lake Apr 1948
				72663 (F6F-5K) to NOTS, China Lake Jan 22, 1955.  SOC Jun 17, 1955
				72681 (VF-80) damaged Amami-O-Shima Mar 1, 1945.
				72710 (VF-80) lost Tokyo Feb 16, 1945.
				72731 (F6F-5K) to NOTS, China Lake, SOC May 29 1959
				72747 (VF-92) landing gear collapsed during landing at NAB Kobler, Saipan Sept 11, 1945.
				72765 (F6F-5K) to NAF R&D, China Lake Feb 28, 1959.  SOC Oct 9, 1959
				72887 collided with Eastern Airlines DC-3-201D N19963 c/n 2260 near Chesterfield, NJ
					Jul 30, 1949.  16 killed.
				72926 (F6F-5K) to NOTS, China Lake May 26, 1955.  SOC Mar 8, 1956
				72974 (F6F-5K) to NOTS, China Lake Jun 9, 1954.  SOC Jul 30, 1954
				72989/72991 to Royal Navy as Hellcat NF.II JX965/JX967
					72990 (JX966) flew into hil at high speed and burned out 8 mi SE of
						Dalkeith, Scotland while returning fron night navigational
						exercise Aug 7, 1945.  Pilot killed.
72992/73116		Boeing PB2B-1 Catalina
				PBY-5 built under license by Boeing of Canada for RAF and New Zealand as Catalina IVB
				72992/72996 for RAF as JX345/JX349.
					JX348 to SAAF Jan 1945.
				72997 (c/n 28086) to RNZAF Apr 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4023.  SOC 1951 and scrapped.
				72998 (c/n 28087) to RNZAF May 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4027.  SOC 1951 and scrapped.
				72999 (c/n 28088) to RNZAF Apr 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4024.  SOC 1954 and scrapped.
				73000 (c/n 28089) to RNZAF Apr 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4025.  SOC 1951 and scrapped.
				73001/73012 to RAF as JX350/361.
					JX354 (ex 73005) to Netherlands Navy Jul 1946 as Y-92
					JX356 (ex 73007) to Norwegian AF Dec 1945 as KK-K.  W/o
						Jul 1946 at Alta Fjord
					JX359 (ex 73010 )to Netherlands Navy  as Y-93
				73013 (c/n 28102) to RNZAF Apr 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4026.  SOC 1951 and scrapped.
				73014 (c/n 28103) to RNZAF Jul 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4043.  SOC 1954 and scrapped.
				73015 (c/n 28104) to RNZAF May 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4028.  SOC 1951 and scrapped.
				73016 (c/n 28105) to RNZAF May 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4030.  SOC 1951 and scrapped.
				73017/73028 to RAF as JX362/JX373
					73017 PB2B-1 RAF:JX362 Catalina IVB	
					73018 PB2B-1 RAF:JX363 Catalina IVB
					73019 PB2B-1 RAF:JX364 Catalina IVB
					73020 PB2B-1 RAF:JX365 Catalina IVB
					73021 PB2B-1 RAF:JX366 Catalina IVB
					73022 PB2B-1 RAF:JX367 Catalina IVB.  To SAAF.  Crashed at Lake Umzingazi, South Africa Jan 30, 1945.  2 killed.
					73023 PB2B-1 RAF:JX368 Catalina IVB
					73024 PB2B-1 RAF:JX369 Catalina IVB
					73025 PB2B-1 RAF:JX370 Catalina IVB
					73026 PB2B-1 RAF:JX371 Catalina IVB
					73027 PB2B-1 RAF:JX372 Catalina IVB. To Norwegian AF as KK-H
						Feb 27 1946, later K-AC, KK-C.  WFU Jun 5, 1953.
					73028 PB2B-1 RAF:JX373 Catalina IVB	
				73029 (c/n 28118) to RNZAF Jul 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4042.  SOC 1956 and scrapped.
				73030 (c/n 28119) to RNZAF May 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4029.  SOC 1951 and scrapped.
				73031 (c/n 28120) to RNZAF Jun 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4031.  Crashed and 
					sank on takeoff in Funafuti Lagoon Apr 13, 1945.  3 crew killed, 7 survived.
				73032 (c/n 28121) to RNZAF Jun 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4032.  SOC 1954 and scrapped.
				73033/73042 to RAF as JX374/JX383
					73036 to RAF as JX378.  To Norwegian AF as K-AL Apr 14, 1947,
						later KK-L.  WFU 1955.	
					73040 to RAF as JX381.  To LN-OAP, to Norwegian AF as KA-N
						Apr 29, 194, later KK-N.  W/o Mar 28, 1954 at Bjornoya
					73041 to RAF as JX382.  To Norwegian AF as KK-A Aug 25, 1945.
						WFU Mar 1947
				74043 (c/n 28132) to RNZAF Jun 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4033.  Damaged when water looped
					on landing at Mechanics Bay Feb 14, 1946.  Broken up in 1949.
				73044 (c/n 28133) to RNZAF Jun 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4034.  SOC 1954 and scrapped.
				73045 (c/n 28134) to RNZAF Jun 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4035.  Issued as replacement 
					aircraft for NZ4038.  Loaned to TEAL for crew training in 1947 and
					registered as ZK-AMI.  Broken up in 1948.  
				73046 (c/n 28144) to RNZAF Jun 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4036.  SOC 1951 and scrapped
				73047 (c/n 28146) to RNZAF Jun 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4037.  SOC 1956 and scrapped.
				73048 (c/n 28137) to RNZAF Jun 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4038.  Loaned to TEAL in 1948 to survey Coral Route and registered 
					as ZK-AMP. Returned to RNZAF in 1951 and declared surplus to requirements. Sold for scrap and broken up May 1952.
				73049/73054 to RAF as JX384/JX389	
				73055 (c/n 28144) to RNZAF Jun 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4039.  SOC 1951 and scrapped.
				73056 (c/n 28145) to RNZAF Aug 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4046.  Force landed in sea off Suva 
					Oct 8, 1952 after engine failure.  Badly damaged in landing after float was ripped off.  
					Aircraft sank after the crew had abandoned it.
				73057 (c/n 28146) to RNZAF Jun 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4040.  Probably SOC 1949 and scrapped.
				73058 (c/n 28147) to RNZAF Jun 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4041.  SOC 1954 and scrapped.
				73059 (c/n 28148) to RNZAF Aug 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4044.  SOC 1956 and scrapped
				73060 (c/n 28149) to RNZAF Aug 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4045.  SOC 1951 and scrapped.
				73061/73094 to RAF as JX390/JX423
					73065 to RAF as JX394.  To Norwegian AF as KK-E Dec 24, 1945,
						later K-AD, KK-D.  WFU Jun 1953.
					73066 to RAF as JX395.  To Norwegian AG as KK-M Feb 17, 1946,
						later K-AE, KK-E.  WFU Aug 20, 1954.
					73071 to RAF as JX400.  To Norwegian AF as KK-D Feb 6, 1946.
						Later K-AG.  WFU Oct 26, 1951
					73080 to RAF as JX410.  To Norwegian AF as KK-J Feb 4, 1946,
						later K-AH.  WFU Oct 26, 1951.
					73081 to RAF as JX411.  To Norwegian AF as KK-F Feb 6, 1946,
						later K-AL.  WFU OCt 26, 1951
					73082 to RAF as JX412.  To Norwegian AF as KK-G Dec 21, 1945,
						later K-AK.  W/o Sep 6, 1948 at Sotra Island
					73090 to RAF as JX419, to LN-OAR.  W/o Aug 5, 1947 at Svolvaer, Norway
				73095 (c/n 60956) to RNZAF Sep 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4047.  Struck a reef while
					taxiing at Vila Aug 8, 1950.  Repaired on site and flown back to
					Lauthala Bay Aug 29, 1950.  Transferred to Hobsonville for major
					repairs Nov 23, 1950.  Repairs were never carried out and the aircraft
					was declared surplus in 1951 and sold for scrap.  SOC 1951 and scrapped.
				73096 (c/n 60957) to RNZAF Sep 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4050
				73097 (c/n 60958) to RNZAF Oct 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4051.  Damaged Feb 7, 1950
					while trying to take off from Evans Bay, Wellington when sea water
					flooded the aircraft.  Taken to Shelly Bay for disposal.  
					Converted to components.  SOC Jun 24, 1950
				73098	(c/n 60959) to RNZAF Sep 1944 as NZ4048.  Stalled and crashed on takeoff
					from Satatula Dec 12, 1950, killing 7 crew and injuring 1.
				73099/73112 to RAF as JX424/JX437	
				73113 (c/n 60974) to RNZAF Sep 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4049.  Withdrawn from service
					Apr 6, 1954 and stored at Hobsonville.  Declared surplus in 1956
					and sold for scrap.
				73114 (c/n 60975) to RNZAF Oct 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4054.  SOC 1954 and scrapped.
				73115 (c/n 60976) to RNZAF Oct 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4052.  SOC 1951 and scrapped.
				73116 (c/n 60977) to RNZAF Oct 1944 as Catalina IVB NZ4053.  Withdrawin from serive
					Oct 1953 and flown to Hobsonville for storage.  Declared surplus in 1956
					and sold for scrap.
73117/73498		General Motors TBM-1C Avenger
				Built under license by Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors Corporation
				73136/73158 to Royal Navy as Avenger II JZ596/JZ618
				73164 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
					VL994.  No record of fate.  
				73187 (VC-11) lost off deck of USS Nehenta Bay (CVE-74) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				73194 (VT-11, USS Hornet) shot down by enemy fire while on mission to Clark Field, 
					Philippines Nov 5, 1944.  Pilot parachuted to safety and picked up by Philippine resistance.
					Other two crewmen died in the crash.
				73209 was a member of the famous Flight 19 which was lost out of NAS Ft Lauderdale, FL Dec 5, 1945.
					Pilot was Capt. George William Stivers.
				73222 in Battle of Leyte Gulf with VC-20.  SOC Jan 31, 1945.
				73302 reconditioned and transferred to Royal Navy Jul 31, 1945 as
					VL997.  No record of fate. 
				73317 (VT-45) lost off deck of USS San Jacinto (CVL-30) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				73359/73366 to Royal Navy as Avenger II JZ619/JZ626
					73362 (JZ622) transferred from Donibristle to Renfrew Jan 1946 for dumping at sea.
				73432 (VC-11) lost off deck of USS Nehenta Bay (CVE-74) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				73467/73474 to Royal Navy as Avenger II JZ627/JZ634
					73468 (JZ628) went over port side into sea while landing on HMS Indefatigable 
						Mar 26, 1945.  Crew rescued.
					73473 (JZ633) damaged by flak during attack on Hirara May 12, 1945, attempted to
						return to HMS Victorious but oil leak forced ditching 3 miles from ship.
						Two crew members rescued by HMS Kempenfelt
				73482 (VT-28) lost off deck of USS Monterey (CVL-26) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
73499/75158		General Motors FM-2 Wildcat
				F4F-8 built under license by Eastern Aircraft Divisin of General Motors Corporation
				73499/73513 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JV782/JV796
					73508 (JV791) ditched near Lady Island Light following engine fire Feb 19, 1945.
						Pilot rescued.
				73520 (VC-11) lost off deck of USS Nehenta Bay (CVE-74) in typhoon in Philippine Sea Dec 18, 1944
				73589 (VC-91) w/o 8-Jan-45 Shamrock Bay.  This aircraft 
					parked was hit by landing plane & was jettisoned 
					at 16-24N 119-08E
				73610 (VC-94) w/o 27-Dec-44.  Engine fire, ditched 25mi.N of Manus Isl
				73814/73833 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JV797/JV816
					73826 (JV809) took direct hit from flak and disintegrated while escorting
						Avengers during attack on shipping at Kilbotn U-boat base in Norway
						May 4, 1945.  Pilot killed.
				73876 (VC-94) w/o 27-Dec-44 Shamrock Bay. Crashed into water near the carrier.
				74120 (c/n 4312) reported at Bradley Air Museum, Windsor Locks, CT by 1966.
					Noted May 2006 on display at Connecticut Historical
					Aviation Collection (New England Air Museum), Windsor Locks, CT
				74134/14153 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JV817/JV836
				74161 ditched in Lake Michigan during WW2 and salvaged early 1990s. 
					In 1997 was on display at Admiral Nimitz State Historical Park, TX.
				74254/74273 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JV837/JV856
				74363 (VOC-2) w/o 16-Jan-45 Ranger.  Stalled on landing, 
					hit water inverted at 33-10N 118-26-05W
				74374/74393 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JV857/JV876
					74382 (JV865) landed on barrier of HMS Searcher Aug 9, 1945 and went over side into sea.
				74512 served with VC-93 in Pacific.  Flown to Guam in May 1945 and
					put in storage.  SOC Sept 1945.  Returned to Tacoma, WA 
					autumn of 1945.  Given to King County Parks and Recreation
					Dept in 1959 and placed in a playground in White Center near
					Seattle.  Given to Museum of Flight, Seattle, WA in 1970.
					Restoration began in 1998.
				74560 (c/n 4752) to civil registry as N90523.  Reported 1978 at
					Chamblin Fighter Museum, Mesa, AZ.  Noted at Planes of Fame 
					as N29FG Jan 13, 2002.  Dismantled for rebuilt Mar 2009.
				74594/74618 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JV877/JV901
					74599 (JV882) hook snapped on rounddown while landing on HMS Searcher Aug 8, 1945
						and went into barrier.  Offloaded at Trincomalee next day and subsequently SOC.
					74601 (JV884) struck rounddown and smashed undercarriage while landing on
						HMS Searcher Aug 11, 1945.  Offloaded at trincomalee Aug 17, 1945 and
						subsequently SOC.
					74603 (JV886) missed wires and went into barrier while landing on HMS
						Searcher Aug 11, 1945.
				74719/74741 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JV902/JV924
				74742/74743 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JW785/JW786
				74844/74868 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JW787/JW811
				74994/75018 to Royal Navy as Wildcat VI JW812/JW836
75159/75182		Convair OY-1 Sentinel 
				Naval equivalent of Army L-5
				75159/75170 ex-USAAF 42-98948/98959.
				75171/75182 ex-USAAF 42-99040/99051.
75183/75207		Martin JM-1 Marauder 
				Ex-USAAF AT-23B conversions of B-26C used by US Navy as target tugs.  A few converted as JM-1P for
					photographic reconnaissance.
				75187 (c/n 4579) previously 42-107640.  Became N1501M Mar 31, 1947.
					Then N66595 Aug 31, 1949, then XH-100 (Honduras government), then
					N1502 Nov 28, 1952.  Converted to B-26C-T executive transport
					in 1953.  Crashed near Marion, OH Jul 1, 1959.
				75198 (c/n 4590) previously 42-107758.  Became N3E ca 1948,
					converted to B-26C-T executive transport ca 1953.  Became
					N1144 Sep 1961, then XB-PEX Dec 10, 1962.  Crashed at Mexico
					City Nov 12, 1965.
75208/75217		Edo XS2E-1
				Redesignated XOSE-1
				75208 and 75209 were cancelled
				75210/57217 were not accepted by the Navy.
				75216 and 75217 became XTE-1 (originally ordered as 64575/64576)
75218/75588		Curtiss SB2C-1A Helldiver
				A-25As 42-79977/80116, 42-80191, 42-80192, 42-80195/80423 transferred from U. S. Army
				75316 VMSB-454 22.03.44 Ca,Camp Pendelton in mid-air collision
				75319  MBDAG-41 10.04.44 Ca,Salton Sea   Dove-in during dive
					bomb practice 10mi.W of Salton Sea
				75448 dumped at NAS Barbers Point, HI.  Remains acquired 2000 by
					Mike Rawson and believed used in restoration of SB2C 76805.
				75498 crashed 16 mi NW of MCAS El Toro, CA Sep 3, 1944.
				75525 crashed on Plano Trabuco, Orange Co, CA Nov 24, 1944.
				75552 SOC after hard landing and stripped for spares, burned, and dumped in 
					Lake Washington.  Recovered during 1980s and acquired 1990 by Mike
					Rawson and believed used in restoration of SB2C 76805
				75579 VMSB-454 26.05.44 Ca,El Toro MCAS test hop; Vertigo in
					clouds 10mi.S of MCAS
75589/75688		Sikorsky HOS-1 
				R-6As acquired from US Army
				75615 in Pensacola museum since 1990.
				75610 was ex 43-45503.
				75622 was ex 43-45531
				75625/75688 cancelled
75625/75632		Edo XS2E-1
				Serials reassigned from cancelled HOS-1 batch
				75625/75628 redesignated OSE-2
				75629/75632 completed as XTE-1
				All cancelled.
75689/75724		Sikorsky HO2S-1
				2 R-5As transferred from US Army
				75689 was former 43-46613.  To USCG as 689 Jan 1946.  Crashed Oct 1950.
				75690 was former 43-46618.  To USCG as 690 Jan 1946, disposed of Jun 1946.
				75691/75724 cancelled
75725/75726		Fairchild XNQ-1
				75726 to civil registry as N5726
75727/75728		Sikorsky HNS-1
75729/75730		Sikorsky HOS-1
75731-75738		Sikorsky HO2S-1 
				Contract cancelled
75739/76138		Culver TD2C-1
76139/76148		Goodyear FG-1/1A Corsair
				All to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD561/KD570
				76141 (KD563) structure strained in heavy landing on HMS Slinger Jan 21, 1945, subsequently SOC.
				76144 (KD566) suffered fuel pressure failure during ferry flight from Cairo West
					to India Sep 2, 1945 and ditched 4 mi W of Gadan.  Pilot injured.
76149/76739		Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
				76149/76445 to Royal Navy as Corsair IV KD571/KD867
					76156 (KD578) hit rounddown while landing on HMS Slinger Mar 13, 1945, tail oleo
						broke off, aircraft went into nos 2 and 3 barriers.  Subsequently SOC.
					76158 (KD580) went into barrier at Puttalam and overturned May 29, 1945.  SOC.
					76160 (KD582) turned steeply when taking off from HMS Arbiter Feb 18, 1945,
						stalled and spun into sea four mi from Cumbrae Light.  Pilot killed.
					76161 (KD583) turned too steeply while in landing pattern of HMS Venerable 
						Apr 20, 1945.  Stalled and crashed into sea off Malta.  Pilot killed.
					76179 (KD601) pilot selected dive brake instead of undercarriage at Schofields
						May 14, 1945.  Pilot unhurt but aircraft DBR
					76185 (KD607) pilot lost sight of batsman when landing on HMS Aribter Mar 22, 1945 and
						aircraft flew into starboard walkway and went overboard into sea.  Pilot rescued.
					76189 (KD611) while landing on HMS Arbiter Feb 22, 1945, caught no 4 wire, drifted to
						port and port wheel fell into catwalk.  Aircraft DBR.
					76190 (KD612) missed all wires when landing on HMS Venerable Jul 11, 1945 and struck
						barrier and island.  Pilot unhurt but aircraft DBR
					76200 (KD622) stalled near ground during ferry flight from or to Roosevelt Field
						Aug 7, 1945, rolled to port, flew into ground inverted and burned out.
						Pilot survived
					76206 (KD628) ditched at unknown location Jul 30, 1945 after prop struck water and
						engine lost power.  Pilot rescued.
					76208 (KD630) hit by flak during strafing attack on buildings at Ishigaki airfield
						Apr 16, 1945 and crashed in River Kio.  Pilot killed.
					76211 (KD633) drifteed to starboard when landing on HMS Venerable Jul 14, 1945.
						Caught last wire but struck crane.  Pilot unhurt but aircraft DBR.
					76218 (KD640) hit slipsteam of preceding aircraft when landing at Brunswick 
						Dec 11, 1944 and struck ground heavily.  Pilot OK, but aircraft DBR
					76220 (KD642) made forced landing and broke in two during sortie from
						Tambaram Aug 3, 1945 after engine emitted smoke.  Pilot unhurt.
					76226 (KD648) crashed into sea after takeoff from HMS Formidable Jul 30, 1945.
						Pilot rescued.
					76227 (KD649) landed from port to starboard across deck of HMS Formidable
						Mar 5, 1945, caught last wire and struck S3 antiaircraft gun.  Pilot
						unhurt but aircraft DBR
					76233 (KD655) crashed into sea after takeoff from HMS Arbiter Jul 20, 1945.
						Pilot rescued.
					76236 (KD658) missing from sortie from HMS Formidable Aug 9, 1945.  Believed
						shot down after attacking sinking Japanese destroyer in Onagawa wAN, 
						Japan.  Pilot Lt R. H. Gray awarded posthumous Victoria Cross.
					76242 (KD664) suffered engine fire on approach to Kai Tak, Hong Kong Sep 18, 1945.
						Attempted wheels-up landing but struck obstacle, caught fire, and burned out.
						Pilot injured.
					76245 (KD667) ditched in sea during sortie from Sembawang Oct 11, 1946 following
						loss of power.  Pilot rescued.
					76247 (KD669) crashed into sea off Hong Kong following engine fire while in circuit
						Jan 9, 1947.  Pilot rescued but subsequently died of injuries.
					76250 (KD672) ditched near unspecified carrier after being badly shot up
						during operation Jul 17, 1945.  Pilot rescued.
					76262 (KD684) swung on takeoff from HMS Colossus Jul 13, 1945 and went over port
						side into sea.  Pilot rescued.
					76268 (KD690) SOC by Dec 18, 1945.
					76269 (KD691) suffered engine fire, made wheels-up landing at Schofield and burned out.
					76273 (KD695) ditched alongside HMS Formidable following flak damage Jul 24, 1945.
						Pilot rescued.
					76275 (KD697) SOC while serving with 1842 Sqn sometime after Jun 7, 1945.
					76285 (KD707) hit slipstream of preceding aircraft during stream landing at Brunswick
						May 14, 1945 and overturned.  Pilot unhurt but aircraft SOC.
					76293 (KD715) crashed into sea when flaps blew off on takeoff from HMS Formidable
						Jul 29, 1945.  Pilot rescued by HMS Quality.
					76301 (KD723) crashed and exploded after being set on fire by flak during attack on
						Mobara airfield near Tokyo Jul 18, 1945.  Pilot killed.
					76303 (KD725) went into barrier on HMS Vengeance Jul 13, 1946 and fell overboard into sea.
					76306 (KD728) ditched due to lack of fuel during mission from HMS Formidable
						Jul 24, 1945.  Pilot rescued.
					76307 (KD729) shot down into Abukama River, Honsu, Japan Aug 10, 1945.  Pilot killed.
					76308 (KD730) forcelanded at Jervis Bay Feb 6, 1946 after striking tree during practice strafing
						attack on Royal Marines landing party.  Subsequently listed as being DBR.
					76338 (KD760) SOC on or after Jun 18, 1945, maybe not repaired after striing Corsair
						KD726 (ex 76304) taxying back along runway at Jervis Bay on that date.
					76344 (KD766) SOC with 1842 Sqn sometime after May 12, 1945.
					76352 (KD774) struck Corsair KD860 (76438) during stream landing at Brunswick Apr 15, 1945.
						Aircraft declared DBR.
					76372 (KD794) ditched in Owase Wan after being struck by flak during attack on frigate
						Jul 28, 1945.  Pilot rescued by USS Scabbardfish.
					76374 (KD796) ditched 6 mi N of Magilligan Point, Northern Ireland following engine fire
						Nov 7, 1945.  Pilot killed.
					76386 (KD808) while carrying out deck landing training on USS Charger Jun 8, 1945, port
						wheel struck no 2 barrier and aircraft skidded over bow into water.  Pilot killed.
					76429 (KD851) suffered engine fire while taking off from HMS Venerable Jul 8, 1945 and ditched.
						Pilot rescued by USS Tucson 
					76439 (KD861) pilot got lost in poor visibility and ditched aircraft during sortie from
						Kai Tak, Hong Kong Mar 18, 1946
					76442 (KD864) crashed and burned out in thick bush 6 mi SE of Nowra during low-level cross-country
						flight Dec 3, 1945.  Pilot killed.
				76450 converted to FG-3.
				76466 (c/n 2328) to New Zealand as NZ5601.
				76628 owned by Kevin Hooey of Corning NY registered as N7171K.
				76657 (VF-705) lost control during aerobatics NAS Dallas, TX Aug 1, 1950.  Pilot bailed out.
				76671 (c/n 2533) accepted Jan 7, 1945 and delivered at Port Columbus Jan 27, 1945.  Assigned to VBF-92.
					SOC May 31, 1945.  Cockpit in 2009 was at MAPS Museum, Akron-Canton Airport, OH, acquired from now defunct
					Goodyear Museum in Akron.
				76715 (c/n 2577) to New Zealand as NZ5602.
76740/76742		Beech JRB-2 Expeditor
				These may be JRB-3s.
76743/76759		Beech JRB-3 Expeditor
				76750 (c/n 6100) ex USAAF UC-45B 43-35608.  Remanufactured as SNB-5 c1953.  To civil registry as N90261.
				76752 (c/n 6104) ex USAAF UC-45B 43-35610.  Remanufactured by Beech as SNB-5 c1953.  To Hamilton Aircraft Co,
					Tucson, AZ in 1968.  Noted in Hamilton compound Aug 11, 1971.
				76753 (c/n 6107) ex USAAF UC-45B 43-35611.  Remanufactured by Beech as SNB-5 c1953.  Redesignated
					TC-45J in 1962.  To civil registry as N16000 with Area Technical School, Alexandria, Minnesota as
					instructional airframe.
				76755 (c/n 6198) ex USAAF UC-45B 43-35657.  Remanufactured by Beech as SNB-5 c1954.  Redesignated TC-45J in 1962.
					To civil registry as N6191N, later N418GB.
				76756 (UC-45J) SOC at RAF Mildenhall, UK Sep 21, 1969, believed scrapped on site.
76760/76779		Beech JRB-4 Expeditor
				UC-45Fs transferred from USAF stock.
				76760 (c/n 6350) was ex USAAF UC-45F 43-35733, but remained with USAAF and diverted to civil use.
				76761 (c/n 6354) was ex USAAF UC-45F 43-35735.  To JMSDF as 6424.  To HL2004
				76766 (c/n 6412) was ex USAAF UC-45F 43-35774.  Remanufactured by Beech as JRB-4.  To civil registry as N62004.
				76772 (c/n 6492) was ex USAAF UC-45F 43-35847.  Remanufactured by Beech as JRB-4.  To civil registry as N4289A.
					Gear-up forced landing at Blackfoot, Idaho Apr 20, 1972.  3 on board were unhurt.
				76774 (c/n 6628) was ex USAAF UC-45F (unknown serial).   Transferred to US Army as 76774. 
76780/76818		Curtiss SB2C-1A Helldiver 
				A-25As 42-80424/80462 from U.S.Army
				76805 (42-80449) stripped for spares, burned, and remains dumped
					in Lake Washington, Seattle.  Recovered during 1980s and
					acquired 1990 by Mike Rawson, who began a resoration, 
					believed incorporating parts from 75448 and 75552.
					Purchased by USAF Museum in 2001 and restoration under 
					way for display in USAF Museum, OH as an A-25.  Restoration
					place on hole, moved to USAF Museum Jun 2008.
76819/76838		Martin JRM-1 Mars 
				Only the first six were built.  
				76819 (c/n 9263)  *Hawaii Mars* sank in Chesapeake Bay August 5, 1945 after porpoising during landing
				76820 (c/n 9264) modified as JRM-3  *Philippine Mars*.  WFU and stored at NAS Alameda, CA.  To Forest Industries 
					Flying Tankers of Port Alberni, BC as CF-LYK, registered Jul 4, 1962, cancelled Sep 28, 2001.  Converted
					to serial tanker configuration by Fairey Aviation of Canada in 1962.  Registered to Flying
					Tankers Sep 28, 2001, cancelled Jun 8, 2007.  Owned by Coulson Aircrane Ltd since Jun 29, 2007 but has 
					not been used since 2009, and will be retired.  Supposedly to go to Naval Aviation Museum at NAS
					Pensacola, FL 
				76821 (c/n 9265) modified as JRM-3, *Marianas Mars*.  WFU and stored at NAS Alameda Aug 31, 1956. 
					To Forest Industries Flying Tankers as CF-LYJ. Converted to air tanker configuration by Fairey Aviation
					of Canada.  Crashed into Mount Moriarty near Nanaimo Jun 23, 1961 killing crew of 4.  Water drop mechanism 
					failed, leaving aircraft unable to climb quickly enough to clear mountain.
				76822 (c/n 9266) modified as JRM-3, *Marshall Mars*.  Force landed in Keehi Lagoon, Oahu in Apr 5, 1950 with 
					engine fire.  Crew were rescued after which aircraft exploded.
				76823 (c/n 9267) modified as JRM-3 *Hawaii Mars 2*.  WFU and stored at NAS Alameda, CA Aug 16, 1956. 
					To Forest Industries Flying Tankers of Port Alberni, BC, registed as CF-LYL May 10,1965, cancelled 
					Sep 28, 2001.  Later owned by TimberWest.  Now owned by Coulson Aircane Ltd and will remain based
					Converted to air tankder configuration by Fairey Aviation of Canada in 1964. Registered to Flying
					Tankers Inc Sep 28, 2001, cancelled Jun 8, 2007.  To Coulson Aircrane Ltd Jun 29, 2007.
					Current
				76824 (c/n 9268) completed as JRM-2 *Caroline Mars*.  WFU and stored at NAS Alameda, CA Jul 27, 1956
					To Forest Industries Flying Tankers as CF-LYM Aug 27 1959. Converted to air tanker configuration by
					Fairey Aviation of Canada in 1961.   Destroyed in Typhoon Freda at Victoria, Canada Oct 12, 1962.
				76825 (c/n 9269) airframe uncompleted.  Nose section to Forest Industries Flying Tankers.  To Coulson Flying
					Tankers in 2007.  
76839/77138		Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
				cancelled contract
77137			Douglas-Long Beach PB-1W Fortress 
				Former Army B-17G-80-DL 44-83463 transferred
				to Navy.  Serial reassigned from
				cancelled PB4Y-2 batch.
77138			Lockheed-Vega PB-1W Fortress 
				Former Army B-17G-100-VE 44-85679 transferred
				to Navy.  Serial reassigned from cancelled PB4Y-2 batch. 
				Registered in 1958 to American Compressed Steel Corp as N5225V.
77139/77224		Douglas JD-1 Invader 
				Surplus Army A-26Cs and undelivered RAF
				Invaders transferred to US Navy Aug/Sept 1945.
				Survivors redesignated UB-26J in 1962.
				77141 at National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, FL
				77153 (VU-10) lost 21 mi off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba May 22, 1954.  Crew of
					2 lost.  Incident may have been related to Guatemala crisis.
				77172 in midair collision with USAF F-86 Mar 5, 1954
					near El Centro, CA.  2 killed.
				77175 (VU-5) crashed into mountain ridge during
					instrument landing approach Ashiya AB, Japan
					Feb 5, 1954.  4 killed.
77225			Douglas-Long Beach PB-1W Fortress - former Army
				B-17G-95-DL 44-83855 used by US Navy
77226/77228		Douglas-Long Beach PB-1W Fortress - former Army
				B-17G-95-DL 44-83857/83859 used by US Navy
				77227 to civil registry as N5226V.  To Bolivian civil registry
					as CP-742.  W/o at Santa Ana, Bolivia  Feb 21, 1965
				77228 to civil registry as N5228V.  To Bolivian civil registry
					as CP-767.  W/o at Santa Ana, Bolivia Apr 13, 1967.
77229/77232		Douglas-Long Beach PB-1W Fortress - former Army
				B-17G-95-DL 44-83861/83864 used by US Navy
				77229 to civil registry as N5227V.  To Bolivian civil registry
					as CP-741.  W/o at San Borga, Bolivia Oct 30, 1964.
				77231 to civil registry as N5223V.  To N6464D.  To N5233V.  Cancelled Dec 11, 2012.  On display at Armament
					Museum at Eglin AFB, Florida as 44-83863.
77233/77234		Douglas-Long Beach PB-1W Fortress - former Army
				B-17G-95-DL 44-83868/83869 used by US Navy
				77233 (c/n 32509) ex USAAF 44-83868.  Eventually to American Compressed 
					Steel Corp, Dallas, TX, Dec1957-1960.  Stored as USN XD-2, Dallas-Love 
					Airport, 1958-1960. Von E. Carstedt/Carstedt Air, Long Beach, CA, 
					Registration N6466D reserved but not used.  Sale not completed.  To
					Aero Union Corp, Chico, CA, 1960.  Registered as N5237V.  Calvin J. Butler/Butler 
					Farm Air, Richmond, OR, 1963-1969. Flown as tanker #E15.  Registered as N5237V. 
					Butler Aircraft Co, Redmond, OR, 1974-1977.  Flown as tanker #F15, and #65. 
					TBM Inc, Sequoia, CA, 1979-1983. Flown as tanker #65.  RAF Museum, Hendon, Dec. 9, 
					1983-1992. Converted back to military configuration at Sequoia, CA. 1984.  Delivered 
					to RAF Brize Norton for the Bomber Command Museum and United States Army Air Force 
					Memorial at Hendon in Greater London, UK.  Now on static display painted as 44-83868
77235/77242		Douglas-Long Beach PB-1W Fortress 
				Former Army B-17G-95-DL 44-83872/83879 used by US Navy
				77235 to US Navy Jul 16 1945.  To storage at Litchfield Park, AZ
					Jan 15, 1955.  SOC Aug 25, 1955.  Registered in 1958 to Aero
					Service Corp as N7227C.  WFU Oct 1963 and to Confederate
					AF at Harlingen, TX Apr 13, 1967.  Now airworthy with Commemorative Air Force,
					Gulf Coast Wing based at Hooks Airport, Spring, Texas.  Registred to American Airpower
					Heritage Flying Museum, named "Texas Raiders"
				77237 to N5236V
				77238 to Bolivian civil registry as CP-640.  W/o at La Paz/El Alto
					Aug 17, 1967
				77240 was never converted, stored at Love Field, Dallas, TX until
					acquired by Columbia Pictures as N5232V.  To Gatwick AP, England
					Oct 8, 1961.  Used in UK for the film "The War Lover" ca 1962
					as "127723/DF-E".  Subsequently scrapped at Bovingdon in 1962 in UK.
77243			Douglas-Long Beach PB-1W Fortress - former Army
				B-17G-95-DL 44-83883 used by US Navy.  Became N5229V in 1958 with American 
					Compressed Steel Corp, not converted.  Stored at Love Field,
					Dallas until acquired by Columbia Pictures.  Used in UK
					for the film "The War Lover" ca 1962 as "127741".  Tailwheel
					collapsed at Manston AP Jan 1962, Subsequently scrapped in UK
77244			Douglas-Long Beach PB-1W Fortress - former Army
				B-17G-95-DL 44-83884 used by US Navy from 1945 to 1956.  Purchased by provate companyh in 1957 and
					flown to Love Field in Dallas for conversion to executive configuration but this was never
					completed.  Plane sat unused unil 1960 when it was purchased  Aero Union Corp of California
					and converted to a "borate bomber" for fighting fires.  Given civil registration N6471D and
					later re-registered N5230V.  Flown to Barksdale AFB Apr 11, 1978 and put on display at Barksdale 
					AFB, LA in original USAAF serial of 44-83884.  Repainted in 2010 as 42-31340 "Miss Liberty", the 
					personal aircraft of Maj Gen Lewis E Lyle, a B-17 pilot who served
                              with the 303rd Bombardment Group at Molesworth, Huntingdonshire in World War Two. 
					Registration N5230V cancelled Dec 11, 2012. 
77245			Douglas-Long Beach PB-1G Fortress - Former Army
				B-17G-110-VE 44-85806 used by US Coast Guard
77246			Lockheed-Vega PB-1G Fortress - Former Army
				B-17G-110-VE 44-85812 used by US Coast Guard.  To N4710C with Dothan Aviatin Corp Feb 16, 1970.  Engine caught
					fire in flight and aircraft burned out after emergency landing at Rochelle, GA Aug 5, 1976.  Registration
					cancelled Oct 1, 1976.
77247/77257		Lockheed-Vega PB-1G Fortress
				Former Army B-17G-110-VEs 44-85821/85831 used by US Coast Guard.
				77248 may have been returned to Navy in 1949 and reserialed 84000
				77250 (ex 44-85824) noted ca 1958 with registration N4711C roughly
					painted on over USCG colors.  By 1960 was CP-694 with Servicios
					Aereos Cochabamba.  W/o at La Paz/El Alto, Bolivia Dec 18 1962.
					Registrations N110V and N8055E have been associated (possibly
					incorrectly) with this aircraft.
				77252 (ex 44-85826) to US Coast Guard Oct 6, 1946.  DBR in accident four
					days later at CGAS San Francisco Oct 10, 1946.
				77253 (ex 44-85827) to US Coast Guard Dec 27, 1946.  Overshot runway at
					NAS Sand Point, Washington Aug 26, 1953 after brake failure and ended
					up in Lake Washington near Seattle.  Pulled from lake and sold for
					salvage to Bob Sturges of Troutdale, OR, who trucked dismantled airframe
					to Sturge's Columbia Automative, parts sold off to support civil
					Fortress fleet until remnants scrapped.
				77254 (ex 44-85828) was last Fortress in US military service (other than target drones
					and directors) flying its last mission Oct 14, 1959 with USCG.  To N9232R
				77255 to N3193G.
				77256 (ex 44-85830) to US Coast Guard Dec 6, 1946.  Landed gear up
					during training flight at NAS Norfolk May 29, 1956 and scrapped for parts.
				77257 (ex 44-85831) to US Coast Guard.  DBR in landing accident at
					Goose Bay, Labrador Mar 14, 1952 and scrapped for parts.
77258			Lockheed-Vega XPB-1 Fortress
				Former Army B-17G-100-VE 44-85683 used by US Navy
				for tests.  Redesignated PB-1W.  Taxiied into a JRF and a parked
				SB2C at NAS Mustin Field, Philadelphia Dec 29, 1949 and damaged.
				Repaired and carried out drop tests at NAAS Chincoteague, VA early 1950s.
				SOC at Mustin Field Sep 1950 and scrapped for parts.
77259/80258		Grumman F6F-5 Hellcat
				Model G-50
				77259/77290 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JX968/JX999
					77267 (JX976) collided with Hellcat JX989 (77280) and crashed 1 1/2 mi E of Young's Field
						during practice formation flight Jun 30, 1945.  Pilot killed.
					77280 (JX989) collided with Hellcat JX976 (77267) and crashed 1 1/2 mi E of Young's Field
						during practice formation flight Jun 30, 1945.  Pilot killed.
				77291/77343 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JZ775/JZ827
					77317 (JZ801) SOC at Trincomalee sometime during 1945
					77326 (JZ810) went over side of HMS Begum into sea during deck landing trainign Jul 9, 1945.
					77343 (JZ827) failed to return from navex from Drem Aug 1, 1945.  Wing of aircraft later
						recovered from Firth of Forth.  Pilot missing, presumed dead.
				77349  placed aboard USS Independence (CVL-22) for Operation Crossroads nuclear test Able Jul 1, 1946.
					Aircraft completely demolished, jettisoned overboard.
				77386 (VF-83) in landing accident at NAS Seattle,
					WA 9/12/1945
				77433  placed aboard USS Independence (CVL-22) for Operation Crossroads nuclear test Able Jul 1, 1946.
					Aircraft missing after test.
				77424 shot down Jul 1, 1945.
				77430 (F6F-5K) to NAF R&D, China Lake Feb 29, 1959.  SOC Aug 13, 1959
				77460 (F6F-5N, VF(N)-91) force landed Bon Homme
					Richard CV-31 Sept 7, 1945.
				77492  placed aboard USS Independence (CVL-22) for Operation Crossroads nuclear test Able Jul 1, 1946.
					Aircraft missing after test.
				77498 (VF-12) lost off Okinawa May 18, 1945.
				77505 (F6F-5K) to NAF R&D, China Lake Dec 10, 1958.  SOC May 8, 1961
				77525 (CASU-23) dove-in during tactics near
					Brigantine, NJ Sept 20, 1945.  Pilot killed.
				77569  placed aboard USS Independence (CVL-22) for Operation Crossroads nuclear test Able Jul 1, 1946.
					Aircraft completely demolished, jettisoned overboard.
				77573 (F6F-5K) to NAF R$D, China Lake Dec 10, 1958.  SOC Oct 9, 1959
				77611 (F6F-5P) ditched at sea off Suwanee CVE-27 Sept 10, 1945.
				77637  placed aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3) for Operation Crossroads nuclear test Able Jul 1, 1946.  
					Undamaged.
				77648  placed aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3) for Operation Crossroads nuclear test Able Jul 1, 1946.  Undamaged.
				77655 (F6F-5K) to NOTS, China Lake Feb 28,1956.  SOC May 15, 1956
				77659 dove in from 1200 feet near Milokii, Hawaii Sept 10, 1945.  
					Pilot killed.
				77665 (VF-1) missing on patrol off Bennington
					CV-20 off Honshu, Japan Sept 4, 1945.  Pilot MIA
				77677 (F6F-5K) to NOTS, China Lake Jun 3, 1954.  SOC Sep 18, 1956
				77680 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ890
				77681 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ891
				77685 (F6F-5K) to NOTS, China Lake Nov 21, 1956
				77688 (F6F-5K) to China Lake.  SOC Mun 26, 1957
				77690 crashed on deck Jun 18,1945.
				77695 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ892		
				77696 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ893
				77705 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ894
				77706 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ895
				77715 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ896
				77716 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ897
				77722 (c/n A-8867) converted to F6F-5K drone 1956 at NOTS China Lake.  Transferred to Point Mugu in 1960.
					Stored after accident May 1961 when swerved off runway and struck control van. To  Naval Air Facility 
					at Andrews AFB, MD 1965; in 1996 was noted to have a robotic 'pilot' who turned his head and
					'waved' at passers-by!
				77725 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ898.  Noted on dump at RAF West Raynham May 1947
				77726 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ899
				77745 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ900
				77746 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ901
				77749  placed aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3) for Operation Crossroads nuclear test Able Jul 1, 1946.
					Undamaged
				77750 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ902
				77751 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ903
				77760 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ904
				77761 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ905
				77765 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ906
				77766 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ907
				77780 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ908
				77781 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ909
				77790 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ910
				77791 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ911
				77792/77826 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JZ912/JZ946
					77801 (JZ921) presumably w/o after accident at Nutts Corner Sep 3, 1945.  During aerodrome
						dummy deck landings, aircraft stalled on approach, struck runway with port wing, rolled
						onto back and crashed.  Pilot injured.
				77887 (F6F-5K) to China Lake.  SOC Mar 7, 1956
				77910 (F6F-5K) to China Lake.  SOC Dec 9, 1955
				77912 (F6F-5K) to NOTS, China Lake Oct 9, 1956.  SOC May 22, 1957
				77914 assigned to FASRON 104 at NAF Bermuda Sep 1946.  Returned to USA for overhaul in 1947.
				77960  placed aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3) for Operation Crossroads nuclear test Able Jul 1, 1946.  sustained
					no damage, retained for Test Baker
				77963 (F6F-5K) to China Lake May 1957.  SOC Jun 14, 1957
				78068 placed aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3) for Operation Crossroads nuclear test Able Jul 1, 1946.  Undamage.d
				78055 damaged in taxiing accident at NAS Los Alamitos, CA Nov 1, 1950.
				78086  placed aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3) for Operation Crossroads nuclear test Able Jul 1, 1946.  Sustained
					no damage.
				78140 (F6F-5K) to To O&R BuAer M&S, Corpus Christi, Nov 4, 1953 as F6F-5KX. To O&R BuAer FA, Pensacola, 
					Dec 15, 1953 as F6F-5K.   To NOTS, China Lake, Feb 21, 1955. To NAF, China Lake, Aug 31, 1955. SOC Sep 6, 1955
				78181 (VF-87) in landing accident on Ticonderoga CV-14 9/5/1945 
				78365 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ947
				78366 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ948
				78375 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ949
				78385 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ950
				78386 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ951
				78395 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ952
				78405 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ953
				78406 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ954
				78414 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ955
				78422 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JZ986
				78425 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ956
				78426 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ957
				78435 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ958
				78442 (VF-20) in wheels up landing and fire NAS
					Edenton, NC. 9/11/1945.
				78445 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ959
				78446/78450 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JZ960/JZ964
				78451 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JZ965.  Reported May 1947 derelict at RAF West Raynham, England.
				78452/78457 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JZ966/JZ971
				78458 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II JZ972. W/o when swung to starboard on landing and overturned,
					Filton, England Aug 30, 1945
				78459/78466 to Royal Navy as JZ973/JZ980
				78468/78471 to Royal Navy as JZ982/JZ985
				78473/78480 to Royal Navy as JZ987/JZ994
				78486 (VF-40) landing hook pulled out on landing on
					Suwanee CVD-27 Sept 11, 1945.
				78598 (F6F-5N) missing off Key West, FL Nov 27, 1950.
				78645 (c/n A-9790) to civil registry as N9265A.  Now on display at Yanks Air Museum, CA.
				78761 (drone) crashed after takeoff under radio control
					Pt. Mugu, CA May 14, 1953.
				78784 (VF-41) force landed in marsh Mission Bay, CA
					Sept 10, 1945.
				78890 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ995
				78891 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ996.  Suffered engine trouble in circuit on arrival
					at Aircraft Handling Unit, Stretton, England Aug 27, 1945.  Overshot landing, engine failed
					completely, aircrast struck ridge 400 yds S of airfield and overturned.  Pilot killed.
				78895/78896 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ997/JZ998
				78910 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) JZ999
				78911 ditched after takeoff from NAAS Kingsville, TX
					Oct 12, 1953 and ditched.
				78914/78915 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD103/KD104
				78933 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD105
				78935 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD106
				78936 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD107.  Reported Mar 1952 on dump at Balado Bridge
				78939 assigned to FASRON 104 at NAF Bermuda in 1947
				78950 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD108
				78955/78956 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD109/KD110
				78968  placed aboard USS Saratoga (CV-3) for Operation Crossroads nuclear test Able Jul 1, 1946.
				78970/78971 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD111/KD112
				78984/78986 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD113/KD115
				79000 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD116
				79005 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD117
				79006/79040 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II KD118/KD152
				79057 (F6F-5N) overshot landing at NAS Guantanamo
					Bay, Cuba Sept 6, 1945 and went over cliff.
				79063 drone wreck at San Nicholas Island, California seen Nov 2008.
				79079 (VF-94) in landing accident HMS Indefagitable
					Sept 2, 1945.  Jettisoned.
				79139 (F6F-5N) fitted with a searchlight for trials for night ASW.
				79192 on display at New England Air Museum.
				79221 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD154
				79225 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD155
				79231 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD156
				78235 (F6F-5N) to Royal Navy as Hellcat II(NF) KD157
				79324 modified to F6F-5K drone.  Coded V1, launched from USS Boxer Aug/Sep 1952 at North Korean target.
				79364 assigned to FASRON 104 at NAF Bermuda Sep 1946.  Returned to US for overhaul 1947
				79368 missing off NAS Corpus Christi TX during gunnery.
				79445 collided in midair with F4U-4 BuNo 96790 over lower east side of
					Detroit Jun 23, 1948.  Both pilots killed.  It appears that
					both pilots could have bailed out but stayed with their
					planes to try and avoid damage to people and houses on the ground.
				79480 collided with 72501 near Lebec, CA Dec 22, 1947.
				79511/79513 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II KD158/KD160
				79514/79555 to Royal Navy as Hellcat II KE118/KE159
				79558 (F6F-5N) hit gunnery sleeve and ditched
					Sept 1, 1945.  Pilot OK.
				79576 forcelanded at BollingAFB, DC Aug 2, 1950.
				79593 on USS Yorktown, Patriots Point, Charleston, SC.
				79645 (VF-87) landing accident USS Ticonderoga
					CF-14 Sept 2, 1945.
				79683 (c/n A-10828) became N7896C, then N4PP.  Now with Kalamazoo 
					Aviation History Museum with civil registration NX4PP.
				79863 (c/n A-11008) donated by Grumman to USNAM, NAS Pensacola,
					FL in 1969.  Registered in 1972 to Aerial Classics of Atlanta, GA
					as N79863.  Noted in 1988 displayed on
					USS Yorktown, Patriots Point, Charleston,NC.  
				80024 (VF-653) shot down by ground fire May 27, 1952.  Pilot POW
				80141 (F6F-5K c/n A.11286) to French Navy, then to N80142, then N100TF, hen
					was to have become N10CN, but registration not taken up.  Currently
					G-BTCC with Fighter Collection at Duxford, UK in USMC colors with fake
					BuNo 40467 as flown by Lt Alex Vraciu of VF-6 aboard USS Intrepid (CV-11)
					in mid-1944.  Refurbished 2008-2014 and still G-BTCC with the Figher Collection
				80148 (F6F-5P) lost during low level photo mission over target vessels Jun 7, 1946 at 
					Bikini atoll during Operation Crossroads before Able test.  Pilot rescued.
				80166 (c/n A-11311) displayed statically at Fergus Falls AP, MN,
`					reported derelict 1962.  Became N1078Z same year and by 1982
					was with the Confederate Air Force, Harlingen, TX
				80167 became N7537U.  Reported in 1991 to be at Weeks Air Museum,
					Tamiani, FL