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Navy Pilot and radiomann lost at sea Sept 1943

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Navy Pilot and radiomann lost at sea Sept 1943

Posted: 1367004667000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1367004775000
Surnames: pullin, lee, bartlett
I am trying to find info on persons who were assigned to VT-6 Air carrier goup6 - OR ex VT-7 (torpedo squadron)/ (July 43 - or.704-43. ) On Sept 3 1943, a team of three who were assigned to this squadron died at sea. The were on a routine flight mission (9/2/43) and the plane developed engine trouble and went down at sea.

William Bartlett was the gunner, piloted by Ensign Robert Pullin and their radioman was Raymond Lee. Bartlett was found on 9/3/43 and taken to NAS dispensary Puunene, Maui and died a few hours later. Pullin and Lee were never found and listed as died at sea. They were described as .. one of our best combat teams..

How can I find info on Robert Pullin and Raymond Lee or who they were related to??? I wish to contruct a memorial page on all three. Bartlett is ancestor so I know what happen to him. I have a picture of all three together. Letter sent to family of Bartlett, deceased, signed by J.L. Phillips, Jr., Lt. Cdr..
(dated 9/16/1943).

Thanks in advance..
Sheilah
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