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This accident site was inadvertently discovered during a routine sweep in a kiawe forest of the Ewa plain.   We were looking for one of the two missing aircraft from the Enterprise that were known shot down in the general area during the Dec 7th attack by the Japanese. 

Color Plate of SBD-4 BuNo 06947of VC-22 May 43 USS Independence

Plate from the book "SBD Walk Around #33", available from Squadron Signal Publications



Photos and narrative of the crash site by Don Hinton

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