Piper Cub J-3 – M. F. Poston

Piper Cub J-3

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  • Operator: K-T Flying Service
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  • Student Pilot: M. F. Poston
  • Takeoff: Halewia
  • Land: — Honolulu (bailed out over the Pali)
  • Fate: “They (Poston & Tyce) were passing over the Pali at 6000 feet when attacked by two enemy planes. The attacking planes shot away the propeller and engine from POSTON’s plane and he parachuted to safety from an altitude of 4000 feet. The accompanying plane was also shot down. POSTON definitely observed the markings of the attackers, claiming them to be German Messerschmitt 109’s with distinguishing Japanese “Red Suns” on their wing tips. POSTON landed beyond the Pali and was taken into custody by two deputized civilian police who returned him to the Honolulu Shore Patrol Station where he was questioned then returned to his ship.” www.history.navy.mil/docs/wwii/pearl/ph110.htm
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