List of  a few crashes by Buro numbers

    This is by no mean a complete list of crashes nor can I say that these aircraft were assigned to NAS Grosse Ile, MI, but the crashes listed did occur at the base. Notice the spelling of the name of the base.

Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver

Bureau Number: 20040 (VB-97) force landed after takeoff 6/8/1945
Grosse Island NAS, MI

Curtiss SB2C-4 Helldiver

Bureau Number: 82966 VB-97  Ens. F. E. Campbell 10/9/1945 Pa, Waterford  
Cross country Harrisburg, Pa to Grosse Ile
NAS, Mi; Crashed in bad weather; 5mi. NE, Waterford;
2/killed

Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina Bureau Number: 34003 (VP-ML-55) nosed over and sank in landing accident
5 miles south of Grosse Island NAS, MI 6/17/1948.
Plane never recovered.
Martin AM-1 Mauler Bureau Number: 122411 leveled off high during landing at Grosse Isle
NAS, MI 10/21/1950.
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair Bureau Number: 88256 engine fire out of NAS Grosse Isle, MI Jul 1, 1950,
pilot bailed out OK.
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair Bureau Number: 92008
Date of Accident: August 5th 1950
Pilot Name: 1st Lieutenant Dean O. Delong (USMCR) 
Rescue Pilot Aircraft: PBY,Rescue Pilot Name: Mike Erard
Wingman in Corsair Squadron: Whitey Potter
Flight Leader in Corsair Squadron: Whitaker
Corsair Squadron preparing for Korean Conflict


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