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MishapsMISHAPs: 08 JUN 42 A/C: PBY-5A pby Location: NE of NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada Strike: Yes BUNO: 04404 Cause: Became lost returning from convoy June 7 and landed at sea about 0045 June 8. Took off about 1030 June 8, radio communication at 1135 said "Gas getting low". Last heard of 1230 Jun 8. Plane and personnel not recovered. Believed lost northeast of Newfoundland. Crew and passengers missing: Pilot Lt(jg) Wilson B. Rippey, ENS William P. Arnaune, ENS Herbert W. Maxwell, ENS William L. Owen, ACMM Wayne E. Brenner, AMM2 Morris E. Frick, AP1 Herbert Julian, AMM3 Troy J. Reddick, ARM1 Jake Sachter, SEA2 Thomas R. Meranda, and SEA2 Harold H. Ashenfelder. Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [25JUN2001]

UPDATE "...My Uncle, ARM1 Jake Sachter, served with VP-93 and was lost at sea with his plane and crew on June 8, 1942 NE of NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada. His crew and plane were apparently never recovered. I would love to get in touch with anyone who knew him...Elaine Sachter esachter@gmail.com..." [22FEB2003]

MishapsMISHAPs: 16 JUN 42 A/C: PBY-5A pby Location: NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada Strike: Yes BUNO: 02954 Cause: Convoy coverage - Upon take-off pilot's view was obstructed by rise and drop off in runway. A contractors tractor dumper cross diagonally from right to left across path of plane. Upon seeing a collision was imminent, pilot applied full power in an attempt to hurdle the dumper, meanwhile bearing to the left. The right wheel struck the "goose neck" connection of dumper and tractor and tore a hole in the bottom. Pilot succeeded in completing take-off, raising the other wheel and after a one hour and forty-five minute flight, landed in the water in a position to beach the plane. Major damage: Right wheel torn off, large hole right side at chine and above. Right wheel, tire and struts damage beyond repair. Crew Ok: Pilot Chief Mach. Frank J. Menderson, USN, Ens Richard Boehme, AV-N USNR, Ens Carl D. Frantz, AV-N USNR, Ens Nathan F. Waters, AV-N USNR, AMM1c Earle E. Brown, AMM3c Norton J. Richie, Jr., AMM3c Donald Rhodes, ARM3c Marlin V. Heffner, Sea2c John S. Palanica, Sea2c J. C. Prince, and P3c Henry E. Cunning (V-6). Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [29NOV2002]

MishapsMISHAPs: 01 AUG 42 A/C: PBY-5A pby Location: NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada Strike: No BUNO: 02963 Cause: Fire was noticed during first part of take-off, fuel was cut, fire extinguisher pulled putting fire out. The entire accessory section with all lines and cables were severely burned indicating the fire had burned for sometime before it was noticed. Damage: Entire accessory section including all lines, cables and cowling burnt. Crew Ok: Pilot LCDR C. W. Haman, USN, Ens Robert W. Shepard, AV-N USNR, Ens Robert W. Leonard, AV-N USNR, Ens J. W. King, AV-N USNR, Ens Robert M. Barrier, AV-N USNR, AMM3c Truman C. Lane, USN, ARM3c Alexander R. Moorhead, USNR, and Ens J. F. J. Gillen. Contributed by Terry pb4y-2@sbcglobal.net [29NOV2002]

MishapsMISHAPs: 20 DEC 42 A/C: PV-1 ventura LOCATION: NAS Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada BUNO: 33928 DEATHS: No CAUSE: Landing Accident due to Fire (Calibrate Compass Flight) CREW: (Pilot) Phett, Nelson, Campbell, J. B., King, J. W., Mack, Harold and LaPoente, Emil P. WebSite: Aviation Archaeological Investigation and Research http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/ [29SEP2008]

MishapsMISHAPs: 23 APR 81 P3P3 Orion LOCATION: Detroit TYPE: Ran Off Runway SRIKE: NO DEATHS: 00 BUNO: 151354 CAUSE: Pilot

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