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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 81179
Last updated: 20 January 2017
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Type:FM-1 Wildcat
Owner/operator:VC-11, US Navy
Registration: 15568
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Salton Sea, California -   United States of America
Departure airport:NAAS Holtville
Destination airport:
On 22 January 1944 Lt(jg.) James McGee of VC-11, Naval Auxiliary Air Station Holtville, was killed at 1654 hrs when his FM-1 Buno 15568 crashed into the Salton Sea. The plane was a complete loss.


Headquarters Western Sea Frontier war diary, January 1944 (available online at

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
22-Jan-2016 13:04 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Registration, Operator, Total occupants, Total fatalities, Location, Country, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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