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full story on Loyce Deen:
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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.
 
Kind of hard to watch:

http://loyceedeen.webstarts.com/uploads/GoingHome.mp4
Here's the full story on Loyce Deen:
http://www.loyceedeen.org/
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Never knew, Thank You 727Sky.
That is just so very sad.
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@727Sky  For you and everyone's Viewing Pleasure link & Link & Link And of-course Link & Link
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