NAS GROSSE ILE

GRUMMAN J2F-4 DUCK

J2F-4
BUNO 1646

Following is a transcript of 1646's history card.

11-28-39 NRAB Detroit (Grosse Ile), rec'd 11-30-39
04-30-41 VJ-4 (Norfolk), rec'd 04-30-41
NAF (VJ-5) no date
VJ-5 (Cape May), rec'd 05-07-41
NAF, rec'd 09-15-41
11-14-41 VJ-5, Cape May
02-07-41 Norfolk, Lant, rec'd 02-09-42
Major O.H. 04-25-42 (at Norfolk)
NAS Iceland 05-01-42, rec'd 12-15-42
07-31-43 Iceland
07-31-43 Stricken

The plane crashed on -07-31-43 near Lake Thingvellir, Iceland.  Chief Aviation Pilot William Bentrod of VP84 was killed, but his two passengers survived the crash with injuries.  Bill Bentrod had been a cowboy in Colorado before he joined the Navy 
 
 

Manufacturer Grumman
Designation J2F-4
Nickname Duck
Type Utility
Length 34' 0"
Height 14' 6"
Wingspan 39' 0"
Gross Weight 6311 lbs
Power plant Wright R-1820-30
Horsepower 750
Max Speed 179 Mph
Ceiling 20800 Ft


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