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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 80947
Last updated: 18 June 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic TBM model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Grumman TBF-1 Avenger
Owner/operator:VC-20, US Navy
Registration: 06194
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:500 yards off Border Field beach, California -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
At 1155 hrs on 4 May 1943 the TBF-1 BuNo 06194 of VC-20 crashed in sea due to motor failure 500 yards off Border Field beach, California. All three crew survived and were rescued by a PBY attached to Wing 14 which happened to be in vicinity.

Ens F Collura (pilot) WIFA (face lacerations)
AMM3c Donald Calvin Cincci WIFA (lacerations)
RM3c R H Dravden WIFA (broken leg)


Naval Air Station San Diego War Diary, May 1943 (available online at

Revision history:

14-Nov-2010 11:55 ASN archive Added
05-Dec-2018 20:46 Laurent Rizzotti Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Country, Source, Narrative]

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