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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 66016
Last updated: 15 November 2020
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Type:Grumman F9F-2B Panther
Owner/operator:US Navy
Registration: 123618
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:2
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:USS Princeton (CV-37), off coast of Korea -   North Korea
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Ensign Randolph was the pilot of a F9F-2B Panther fighter jet with Fighter Squadron 23 aboard the carrier USS PRINCETON (CV-37).

On June 5, 1951, as he landed on the flight deck, his aircraft crashed into the aft end (ramp) of the deck, caught fire, and exploded, killing him and two ship crewmen. The aircraft went over the side.

Randolph's remains were not recovered, and SAR effort was negative.

See "" for details of the crash. Film of the crash that killed Esn. Randolph was used in the movie 'Hunt for the Red October' (Paramount Pictures, 1990) at about 1hr 05min. See also Google video below


The American Battle Monuments Commission, The Korean War Project (
- JF Baugher

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Revision history:

28-Jun-2009 10:01 Rand Added
29-Jun-2009 10:58 Rand Updated
17-Oct-2009 00:11 wogallery Updated
02-Apr-2013 14:18 Uli Elch Updated [Operator, Location, Source, Narrative]

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