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MishapsMISHAPs: 13 DEC 43 A/C: PBM-3S Marina Location: Last known position 36N 75W Strike: Yes BUNO: 48126 DEATHS: 18/MISSING BUNO: CAUSE: 18/MISSING LT(jg) Lincoln George Nordby Pilot, CAPTAIN Charles Hardy (co-pilot), ENS Charles Ireson Briggs, ENS Sylvester Manzur, ENS Warren O. Cruber, AOM3c.Joseph Barriuso, AMM3 Henry Lloyd Campbell, AMM3 James Warren Clayton, AMM3 Paul Stewart Gahres, ARM3 Charles Herbert Hayden, ARM3 Vivian Chase Kellogg, S2 Joseph Phillip Kelly, S2 Walter Andrew Kozma, ARM3 Harold Max Levine, AOM3 Warren Frederick Lucas, AMM2 Frederick Walter Mitterwald, AMM2 Michael Francis Michalgki Jr. and ARM2 John Henry Rose..." Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [01OCT98]

UPDATE "...My Uncle, AMM3 Paul Gahres, died during a training mishap while serving with VP-213 (December 13th, 1943). He has been missed..." Contributed by Ed Gahres olesoccer@yahoo.com [17AUG2016]

MishapsMISHAPs: 26 JAN 44 A/C: PBM-3S Marina Location: NAS Key West, Florida Strike: Yes BUNO: 48134 DEATHS: 11 CAUSE: Landing accident on instruments. Hit ammunition magazine mound. Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [25MAR98]

UPDATE History ThumbnailCameraVP-213 Mishap Report "...This is the copy of the official USN Accident Report..." Contributed by James Pinkey jwpondwalker@gmail.com [30DEC2012]

UPDATE "...My Uncle, S1C Delbert S. Harris, was the VP-213 Bombardier aboard the PBM-3S BUNO: 48134 which crashed on 26 January 1944 at NAS Key West, Florida. 11 of 13 Shipmates perished when the aircraft after it hit a ammunition magazine mound while trying to land. The instrument panel flourescent lights failed while on a routine night convoy coverage flight and the pilot was beamed in by radio, but on the last landing leg he became completely lost and hit an ammunition mound. The two survivors were the Pilot LT(jg) Buren Charles HEROD (lacerations head and legs) and the Radioman ARM2 Marvin Jesse NORRIS..." Contributed by James Pinkey jwpondwalker@gmail.com [27DEC2012]

MishapsMISHAPs: 13 MAR 44 A/C: PBM-3S Marina Location: Unknown Strike: No BUNO: 6629 Cause: Accidently hit by 37mm shell that was fired by Fort Taylor, Fl during gunnery practice and went right thru the plane with out injuring anyone, landed ok with minor damage. Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [25SEP98]

MishapsMISHAPs: 18 JAN 45 A/C: PBM-3S Marina Location: Strike: Yes BUNO: 48128 CAUSE: FORCE LANDED CAPZIED WHILE UNDER TOW Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [25MAR98]

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