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Loyce Edward Deen, an Aviation Machinist Mate 2nd Class, USNR, was a gunner on a TBM Avenger. 


 On November 5, 1944, Deen's squadron participated in a raid on Manila where his plane was hit multiple times by anti-aircraft fire while attacking a Japanese cruiser. 

 

Deen was killed. The Avenger's pilot, Lt Robert Cosgrove, managed to return to his carrier, the USS Essex.

Both Deen and the plane had been shot up so badly that it was decided to leave him in it.

 

It is the only time in U.S. Navy history (and probably U.S. Military history) that an aviator was buried in his aircraft after being killed in action.

http://loyceedeen.webstarts.co m/uploads/GoingHome.mp4

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1 hour ago, SgtFuryUSCZ said:

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Awesome.

Thank you for the post.

and for the 'good cry'.... we needed that.

:salute::salute:

 

Thanks GH for sharing my dad was a ww11 vet and I can appreciate these stories :salute:

 

Ladies, so good to see you. Ya'll have been quité lately. Miss your comments and humor :salute:

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Words are inadequate to convey the sacrifice and the subsequent honor bestowed...:salute:

 

Like Wiljor said, it is good to see you ladies back.  Hope all is well with you.

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9 hours ago, Wiljor said:

Ladies, so good to see you. Ya'll have been quité lately. Miss your comments and humor :salute:

 

4 hours ago, George Hayduke said:

 

Like Wiljor said, it is good to see you ladies back.  Hope all is well with you.

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Hated to leave the jungle, sun, fresh food & air (cheap booze !) copious amounts of chilled Ceviche...B)

But the V.A. Hospital beckons...

apparently now that Trump is in office, the wheels have begun to turn over there once again - and it's possible to get

an appointment before they drape a Flag over us and throw dirt on our faces ! !  :P

 

Good to be here with all of you again !  (except SHABS.... <_<   but you knew that ! LOL !) :lol:

 

 

 

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Thank you all and God Bless our Heros!  Also all who survived and are still Serving!

 

h.a.n.Memorial Day!!!

 

 

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