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  1. Good Morning;

    I’m researching former students from my long-ago South Park High School (Buffalo NY) who lost their lives in service from WWI thru OIF. One of them was Lt. William F. Hess, USN. He was piloting a PBM-3R Mariner (#6497) which exploded after takeoff on 16JUN44 in San Francisco Bay, killing all onboard. I would like to know what unit he was assigned to at the time. Any pointers/suggestions?

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